Foxtail Millet (Navane)

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  • Our premium foxtail millets are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our foxtail millets are non-genetically modified organisms. (non-GMO). 
  • Our foxtail millets are produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices. 
  • Foxtail millets are rich in essential nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, vitamins (B-complex vitamins), and minerals (iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), which are important for overall health and well-being.
  • Foxtail millets are naturally gluten-free, making them suitable for individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. They can be included in a gluten-free diet as a nutritious alternative to gluten-containing grains like wheat.
  • The dietary fibre content in foxtail millets helps promote digestive health by preventing constipation, supporting regular bowel movements, and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Foxtail millets have a low glycemic index, which means they release glucose into the bloodstream slowly, helping to regulate blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.
  • Foxtail millets can be used to prepare a variety of dishes, including porridge, upma, dosas, idlis, salads, and even desserts, offering versatility in culinary creations.
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Foxtail Millet (Navane)

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Foxtail millet, also known as navane in Karnataka, has its origins in East Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Scientifically known as Setaria italica, foxtail millets belong to the Poaceae family, commonly referred to as the grass family. Foxtail millets found its way to India through ancient trade routes and has since become a staple grain in various Indian cuisines. 

Karnataka, known for its diverse agricultural practices, is a major source of high-quality foxtail millets and we source our foxtail millets from Karnataka. An interesting fact about foxtail millet is its resilience to harsh environmental conditions, making it a preferred crop in regions with low rainfall and poor soil quality. From a health perspective, foxtail millet is rich in nutrients such as protein, dietary fibre, vitamins, and minerals, offering numerous health benefits such as improved digestion, weight management, and reduced risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Culinary-wise, foxtail millet is incredibly versatile and can be used to prepare a wide range of dishes including idlis, dosas, upma, porridge, and even desserts, making it a nutritious and delicious addition to the Indian diet.

Foxtail Millets Benefits:

  • Foxtail millets are rich in essential nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, vitamins (B-complex vitamins), and minerals (iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), which are important for overall health and well-being.

  • Foxtail millets are naturally gluten-free, making them suitable for individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. They can be included in a gluten-free diet as a nutritious alternative to gluten-containing grains like wheat.

  • The dietary fibre content in foxtail millets helps promote digestive health by preventing constipation, supporting regular bowel movements, and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Foxtail millets have a low glycemic index, which means they release glucose into the bloodstream slowly, helping to regulate blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.

  • The high fibre and magnesium content in foxtail millets may help lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure, and support overall heart health, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Foxtail millets are relatively low in calories and rich in fibre, which can help promote satiety, reduce appetite, and support weight management efforts when included in a balanced diet.

  • The vitamins and minerals present in foxtail millets, such as vitamin B6, iron, and zinc, play a crucial role in supporting immune function and boosting overall immunity against infections and diseases.

  • Foxtail millets can be used to prepare a variety of dishes, including porridge, upma, dosas, idlis, salads, and even desserts, offering versatility in culinary creations.

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What is foxtail millet?

Foxtail millet or Navane  is a type of ancient grain known for its slender and elongated seeds. It's a staple in many parts of India and is celebrated for its nutritional benefits and easy cultivation.

How does foxtail millet benefit my health?

Foxtail millet is rich in dietary fibre, protein, and low glycemic index carbohydrates, making it excellent for blood sugar control. It also contains significant amounts of iron and magnesium, which help improve muscle and nerve health.

How do I cook foxtail millet?

Cooking foxtail millet is similar to preparing rice. Rinse it thoroughly, and then cook it in a pot with two parts water to one part millet over medium heat until the water is absorbed, which usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

What kind of dishes can I prepare using foxtail millet?

Foxtail millet is incredibly versatile; you can use it to make porridge, pilafs, or salads. It's also commonly used in India to prepare upma, dosas, and even desserts like kheer.

How can foxtail millet help in managing cholesterol levels?

Regular consumption of foxtail millet can help in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) and increasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels due to its high fibre and antioxidant content.

What makes foxtail millet a better option than rice or wheat?

Foxtail millet is higher in protein and fibre compared to white rice and most wheat varieties. It also offers a lower glycemic index, which is better for overall health, especially for managing blood sugar levels.

How often can I include foxtail millet in my diet?

You can include foxtail millet in your diet as often as you would other grains like rice or wheat. It's suitable for daily consumption and can be a part of multiple meals throughout the day.

Can foxtail millet be used in baking?

Yes, foxtail millet flour is excellent for baking. It can be used to make bread, cookies, and cakes, providing a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to traditional flours.