Little millets are little in size but their nutritional value is not little as it sounds! Commonly called as samai in tamil, kutki in Hindi,sava in Hindi, gajro in Gujarat, same in Kannada and samai in Telugu.
A healthy lifestyle always should begin with the consumption of little millets in a bowl say, experts.
So, what is worth the attention? Samai has found to have the highest amount of fibre among all the millets. It is a staple food of our country and you can find them in supermarkets every time! Why? The most interesting thing is that they are cultivated throughout the whole year and are drought resistant. Samai can grow in the poorest of soils with little rainfall.
Why isn’t it so popular? They were sidelined due to the government’s lack of recognition because they proactively pushed rice and wheat into the public distribution system. But fortunately, people are waking up for their rich medical advantages.
The best way to improve your health is to add millets in your diet without any doubt cuz they are worth it! Ask any fitness enthusiast and they will worship their benefits!
1. What Is Special About Standard Samai/ Little Millets?
Being one of the best millet sellers in Tamilnadu, we are experienced in the sourcing of millets from our vast network of millets cultivation farmers. The hygienically cultivated millets are directly brought from the farmer’s gate and no artificial flavours, preservatives are added. We deliver the millets with high-quality packaging which delivers freshness along with it.
When you need pure quality millet at a reasonable price, there’s no need to look elsewhere. Our Standard Coldpressed Oil team can help you with a bulk order of millets too!
Little millets are widely grown in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Eastern Indonesia and Myanmar. It is an annual herbaceous plant which grows straight or with folded blades. Little millets are high in fats which comprises healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The flavonoids present in little millets play an important role in self-defence and the immune system. Although it is high in protein, it has a poor amino acid composition
3. Nature And Taste
The grain is round and smooth, 1.8 to 1.9 mm long. Little millets can be cooked with rice, sometimes they are milled and baked. Samai has a very mild taste. They can be used for regular recipes like upma, pongal, kozhukattai, porridge, idli and
4. Health Benefits
1. Keeps Anemia At Bay
Anaemia is very common among people, especially iron deficiency. One serving of samai serves 16% of iron for your daily requirement.
Iron content in samai helps to increase your red blood cells and elevate your haemoglobin levels up! This will prevent iron deficiency anaemia which causes symptoms like fatigue, hair loss, pallor etc.
2. Rich In Fibre
Among other cereals, samai is a great source of fibre. Eating samai in a moderate amount helps to prevent constipation. The dietary fibre helps to increase the bulk of the stool and promotes regular movements of the intestine.
3. Help To Battle Against Diabetes
Little millets is a low glycemic index food, which is a decent source of low digesting carbs. It requires some time for glucose to enter the blood and keeps up the glucose level.
4. Cataractogenesis Inhibition
In diabetes-induced cataract, there occurs an accumulation of sorbitol. This accumulation is mediated by the key enzyme aldose reductase. This reduces the risk of developing cataract.
5. Cancer-fighting Millets.
As a staple grain of India, millet is a versatile, gluten-free, whole grain of India that is similar to quinoa. Small millet is a nutritional powerhouse of a good source of protein, fibre, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be exhausting and your body needs the power to go through each treatment.
6. Detoxifies the body
Aids in respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.
7. Improves Heart Health
Since it is rich in magnesium, it maintains steady blood pressure and heart rate. Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for hundreds of biochemical reactions in our body. It also fights depression. Check out to know more about samai.
5. Common Q&A About Samai
1. Is Millets Good For Weight Loss?
Millets are low in calories and high in fibre content. Apart from other carbohydrates like rice and wheat, millets help to keep your stomach fuller and reduce weight.
2. Who Can Consume Millets?
- People with iron deficiency
- weak bone health
- To improve eye vision.
3. Who Should Not Consume Millets?
People with thyroid diseases
Get 100% premium quality little millets in our standard online store! They are healthily cultivated by farmers and exported to our store. Hit the buy button to get a healthy experience of our millets which will be delivered to your doorstep!