Little Millet (Saame)

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  • Our premium little millets are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic little millet are non-genetically modified organisms. (non-GMO). 
  • Our little millets are produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices. 
  • With a low glycemic index, little millet helps regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • High in dietary fibre, it aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and promotes a healthy gut.
  • Rich in magnesium and other essential minerals, little millet helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Its high antioxidant content strengthens the immune system, protecting the body from infections and diseases.
  • Little millet can be used in a variety of dishes, including porridges, salads, pilafs, and traditional Indian recipes like kichadi and upma, providing a nutritious and gluten-free alternative to rice and wheat.
  • It serves as a healthy substitute in baking and cooking, enriching dishes with its high fibre, protein, and mineral content, thus enhancing the overall nutritional profile of meals.
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Little Millet (Saame)

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Little millet, scientifically known as Panicum sumatrense, belongs to the Poaceae family. This ancient grain is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia, where it was cultivated by early agrarian societies. Little millet made its way to India through early trade routes and agricultural exchanges, gradually becoming a staple crop in various regions. In India, Karnataka is one of the primary states known for cultivating little millet, where traditional farming methods are still employed to harvest this resilient crop. We source our little millet directly from Karnataka. 

 An interesting fact about little millet is its remarkable drought resistance, making it a vital crop in arid and semi-arid regions. Health-wise, little millet is a powerhouse of nutrients, offering high levels of fibre, protein, and essential minerals like iron and magnesium, which aid in maintaining digestive health, managing diabetes, and improving heart health. Culinary-wise, it is incredibly versatile, used in a variety of dishes such as porridge, salads, and traditional Indian recipes like kichadi and upma, providing a nutritious and gluten-free alternative to rice and wheat.

Little Millet Benefits:

  • With a low glycemic index, little millet helps regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for people with diabetes.

  • High in dietary fibre, it aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and promotes a healthy gut.

  • Rich in magnesium and other essential minerals, little millet helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Its high antioxidant content strengthens the immune system, protecting the body from infections and diseases.

  • Low in calories and high in fibre, little millet helps in weight loss by promoting satiety and reducing overeating.

  • The presence of calcium and phosphorus supports strong bones and teeth, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

  • The antioxidants and fibre in little millet aid in the detoxification process, helping to eliminate toxins from the body.

  • Little millet can be used in a variety of dishes, including porridges, salads, pilafs, and traditional Indian recipes like kichadi and upma, providing a nutritious and gluten-free alternative to rice and wheat.

  • It serves as a healthy substitute in baking and cooking, enriching dishes with its high fibre, protein, and mineral content, thus enhancing the overall nutritional profile of meals.

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What is little millet?
Little millet is a small-seeded grain that is part of the millet family. It is known for its quick cooking time and high nutritional value, making it a popular choice for health-conscious consumers.

Why should I include little millet in my diet?
Little millet is a powerhouse of nutrients, rich in fibre, B-vitamins, calcium, iron, and potassium. It is also a good source of protein, making it an excellent dietary addition for anyone looking to enhance their nutrient intake.

What are some popular dishes I can make with little millet?
You can use little millet to make a variety of dishes such as upma, khichdi, dosas, and even desserts like kheer. It’s a fantastic substitute for rice or other grains in most recipes.

Is little millet suitable for diabetics?
Absolutely, little millet has a low glycemic index, which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This makes it an ideal food choice for people managing diabetes.

How do I cook little millet?
To cook little millet, rinse the millet thoroughly and then cook it with two parts water to one part millet. Bring it to a boil, then simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the water is absorbed and the grains are fluffy.

Can I use little millet for baking?
Yes, you can grind little millet into flour and use it for baking breads, cakes, and cookies. It adds a healthy, gluten-free option to your baking recipes.

What are the health benefits of little millet?
Little millet is beneficial for heart health due to its high magnesium content, which can help improve blood circulation and reduce blood pressure. It also supports good digestion and helps in the detoxification of the body.

Does little millet need to be soaked before cooking?

Soaking little millet before cooking can reduce cooking time and make it more digestible. However, it's not necessary as it cooks quickly even without soaking.

Can I replace rice with little millet in meals?
Absolutely, little millet can be a great replacement for rice. It can be used in pilafs, stir-fries, or even served with curries just like rice.