What are the health benefits of Little millet (Samai)?
Little millet one of the small millet is also called Samai in Tamil, Kutki in Hindi.Little millet is grown throughout India and is a traditional crop.
Little millets antioxidants such as polyphenols, phenotic compounds, tannins, flavonoids are not directly related to nourishing the body, but play on important role in promoting health by helping in diseases such as diabetics, cardiovascular disease, cataract, cancer, inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
Little millets contains magnesium which can help improve heart health. Vitamin B3(niacin) in the little millets helps lower cholesterol. Little millet is a good source of phosphorus which helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and energy production. Little millet is also an excellent source of iron.