Known as Foxtail Millet, Locally Known as: Kakum(Hindi), Navane(Kannada), Tenai(Tamil), Korra(Telugu).
These millets are easy to cook and can be adapted in various Indian recipes. It is generally cooked as a porridge for breakfast. You can also add it to breads, muffins, or granola for extra crunch. It can also be used for thickening soups, curries, or as a base for warm grain salads.
Thinai is a rich source of phosphorus which is an important mineral for energy production and is an essential component of ATP- an energy store in our body.
Due to the presence of lycine and methionine (amino acids) present in foxtail millets, they help in the formation of collagen which helps in slowing the appearance of wrinkles.
Foxtail Millets has a low glycemic index and is a fantastic substitute for food and other grains. It increases the blood sugar levels slowly.
The fibers present in foxtail millet give a feeling of fullness which helps to controls excessive food consumption.
Foxtail Millet is rich in natural iron which helps reduce muscular spasms and eases out restless syndrome.