Foxtail millet is one of the oldest cultivated millets. Three to four decades ago, foxtail millet was consumed as the staple food. It has double quantity of protein content compared to rice. It controls blood sugar and cholesterol. It increases disease resistant capacity when consumed and is considered ideal food for people suffering from diabetes and gastric problem.
Foxtail millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavour and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergic grains available. It contains fibre, protein, calcium and vitamins. It is a nutritive food for children and pregnant women. It is rich in dietary fibre and minerals such as copper and iron that keep one’s body strong and immune.