Foxtail millet is rich in dietary fibre, protein and low in fat. Unlike rice, foxtail millet releases glucose steadily without affecting the metabolism of the body. The incidence of diabetes is rare among the population which consumes foxtail millet diet.
Hindi: Kangni; Kannada: Navane; Tamil: Thinai; Telugu: Korra; Malayalam: Thina
Araka or Kodo is very high in fibre content, especially when it is whole grain. It loses much of its nutritive value, like other cereals and grains, when polished. The nutritive value of Kodo millet can be enhanced when supplemented with lentils or pulses. Kodo, hence, goes well with dals or a good gravy of any of the pulses.
Hindi: Kodra; Kannada: Harka; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu;