Little Millets (Samalu)
Millet is considered a “nutri-cereal” because it is high in fiber and protein and rich in B vitamins, (especially niacin, B6 and folic acid), phosphorus, manganese (a trace mineral that acts as an antioxidant), and may benefit people suffering with arthritis, inflammation, PMS and poor bone health. Magnesium is a mineral that has been shown to help relax muscle and nerves, reduce the severity of asthma and migraine attacks, build and strengthen bones, as well as lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Re- discovered as a healthy seeded-grain, millet has been shown to help in controlling diabetes, lower levels of triglycerides, increase the favorable HDL levels, and reduce inflammation. Millet also contains calcium, iron, and zinc.