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Little Millet / Sama

₹ 125.00
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Benefits & More
  • Premium Quality Little Millet
  • Best Source of Magnesium
  • Rich in potent Antioxidants
  • Gluten-Free Grain
  • No Preservatives or artificial colours
  • Excellent for heart health
  • Vitamin B3
  • Enhance metabolism
  • Rich Source of Protein
  • Rich in Fibre
  • May help detoxify the body
  • Eliminates fatigue
  • Natural, Unpolished & chemical-free
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Little millet, also known as Kutki millet, samai millet, or samai rice, is among those millets that are nutritious, gluten-free, non-sticky and non-acidic. So, it is not just for the health-conscious people but for everyone who wants to remain fit and give their body a lot of nutrition content! In Sanskrit, little millet is called nandimukhi which has been part of a meal for many rishis for many decades. Little millet also has ayurvedic significance, its astringent and cooling properties may help in balancing the three doshas of the body when taken moderately.

Speaking, of the little millet nutrition then they are a rich source of magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, iron, fibre, protein, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. It is a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals which helps our body and mind to remain healthy.

Little millet is listed as one of the positive millets and we also offer other positive millets such as Barnyard millet, Foxtail millet, Browntop millet, and Kodo millet.

Little Millet Benefits/ Kutki Benefits for Health:

  • Good for heart health: The magnesium, B-complex vitamins, and essential amino acids in samai millet may help to eliminate heart diseases.
  • May Help Control Sugar Levels: Samai rice have a moderate glycaemic index that is beneficial to manage sugar levels in the body.
  • May Help Improve Digestion: Being rich in dietary fibre, little millets are very good for digestive health.
  • Supports Weight Management: Kutki millet contains phosphorus which is great for weight loss, tissue repair, and energy production. It also helps detoxify the body.

Little Millet Uses:

  • It is a perfect alternative for rice so you can use little millet instead of rice in dishes such as millet khichdi, millet biryani, millet pulao, millet kheer, etc.
  • Little millet can also be used for breakfast items like millet poha, millet upma, millet idli, millet dosa, and so forth
  • You can also use little millet for various desserts like kheer, pudding, payasam, etc.

Little Millet is also known by other names such as:

  • Little millet in Hindi is Kutki
  • Little millet in Tamil is Samai
  • Little millet in Telugu is Samalu
  • Little millet in Kannada is the Same
  • Little millet in Pujabi is Kutki 
  • Little millet in Bengali Sama

What is little millet?
Little millet (Panicum miliaceum) is a small-seeded millet grain that is commonly grown in India and parts of Asia for human consumption and as animal feed.

What are the nutritional benefits of little millet?
Little millet is rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also has a low glycemic index, making it a good choice for people with diabetes.

Can little millet be used in place of rice or other grains?
Yes, little millet can be used in place of rice or other grains in most recipes, including porridge, pulao, and upma.

Is little millet gluten-free?
Yes, little millet is naturally gluten-free and can be consumed safely by individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

How should little millet be stored?
Little millet should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to preserve its freshness and quality. It can be stored for up to 6 months.

What is the taste of little millet like?
Little millet has a mild, slightly nutty flavor that can complement a variety of dishes and seasonings.

Can we eat little millet during fasting?

Yes, little millet is often used during fasting in India and is considered a suitable food for consumption during religious fasting days. It is considered to be a nutritious alternative to other grains and can be used to make various dishes such as porridge or kheer. However, it is important to note that the specific rules and restrictions for fasting can vary based on religious beliefs and practices. It is best to consult with a religious leader or expert to understand the dietary restrictions during fasting.

Is little millet and barnyard millet same?

No, little millet (Panicum miliaceum) and barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea) are two different types of millets. Both are small-seeded grains that are grown for food and feed, but they have different appearances, flavor profiles, and culinary uses. Little millet has a mild, slightly nutty flavor and is commonly used in dishes such as porridge, pulao, and upma. Barnyard millet has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and is often used in dishes such as flatbread, rice, and pulao.

little millet for babies?

Little millet can be introduced as a complementary food for babies after they have started solid foods, typically around 6-8 months of age. It can be mixed with breast milk, formula, or pureed fruits and vegetables to make a smooth, nutrient-dense mixture.

Some important things to consider when introducing little millet to babies:

  • Always consult with a pediatrician before starting solid foods to ensure your baby is developmentally ready and to discuss any allergies or other health concerns.
  • Make sure to cook the little millet thoroughly before feeding it to your baby.
  • Gradually increase the amount of little millet in your baby's diet, starting with small amounts and watching for any signs of digestive issues.

Note: As with any food, moderation is key and it is important to vary your baby's diet to ensure they are receiving a balanced mix of nutrients.

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