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Lets first understand the benefits of Millets.

Health benefits of millets when consumed everyday!

Source: Whfoods.com

  • Millets are generally rich in Protein, fiber, calcium, Iron& Minerals especially Magnesium, copper & phosphorous.
  • It helps to reduce cholesterol, lowers blood pressure &it helps in the development & repair of body cells & tissues.
  • It helps to lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes especially for women.
  • Its high insoluble fiber helps to prevent Gallstones formation.
  • Pre-menopausal women eating millets have a reduced breast cancer risk.

Some of the key reasons millet is part of your healthy Body Ecology diet is because it:

  • Does NOT feed pathogenic yeast
  • Acts as a pre-biotic to feed important micro-flora in your inner ecosystem
  • Provides serotonin to calm and soothe your moods.
  • Helps hydrate your colon to keep you regular.
  • Is alkaline.
  • Digests easily.

Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Fiber
  • B vitamins

Different types of millets used in our products are listed below:

Little Millet

Little millet known as saamai in Tamil,Kutki in Hindi,saame in Kannada,Sama in Telugu & chama in Malayalam is wonderfulmillet, which is suitable for people of all age groups. It helps to prevent constipation & heals all the problems related to stomach. It improves the semen counts of men.It also helps for women with irregular periods problems.Its high fiber helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body.

Foxtail Millet

Foxtail millet known as thinai in Tamil, Kangni/Rala in Hindi, Navane in Kannada, Korra in Telugu & thina in Malayalam is first of millet varieties that were used in ancient days. Foxtail millet is high in carbohydrates. It is rich in dietary fiber and minerals such as copper & iron. It helps us to keep our body strong & immune. It helps to control blood sugar & cholesterol levels.

 

Finger Millet

Finger millet popularly known as Ragi is one of the healthiest and easily available millets all over the world. It is called as Finger Millet in English, Kezhvaragu/keppai/aariyam in Tamil, Ragi in Hindi & Kannada, Ragulu, kooralu in Telugu & Panjapulle, moothari in Malayalam, Madua in Bengali & Nachni in Marathi, is a well known millet & consumed widely by the people all over the world.Ragi has the highest mineral & calcium content when compared to all whole grains & minerals.It is called as wonder grain. It has numerous health benefits and the most importantly it is rich in calcium and fiber. Itis a powerhouse of protein & amino acids. It helps to reduce the heat of the body. It also helps to heal ulcers &anemia. It’s a great replacement for rice & wheat especially for diabetic patients.

Kodo Millet

Kodo millet known as varagu in Tamil, Harka in Kannada, Koovaragu in Malayalam, Kodra in Hindi & Arikelu in Telugu.Its basically digestion friendly millet. It is rich in phytochemicals, Phytate that helps in reduction of cancer risks. It helps to reduce the body weight, which is most needed for obese people. It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women. It helps to reduce knee & joint pains. Also it is good for diabetic people .It reduces nervous disorders especially in eyes.

Barnyard Millet

Barnyard millet known as kuthiravali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam which has 6 times high fiber content when compared with wheat. It’sgluten free millet with high calcium, phosphorous&fiber. It is high in carbohydrates& fat too. It helps to maintain the body temperature. It acts as a good anti oxidant too

Pearl Millet

Pearl millet known as Kambu in Tamil, Bajra in Hindi, Sajje in Kannada, Sajjalu in Telugu & Kambam in Malayalam is miraclemillet, which has iron that is 8 times of rice. It is very rich in Calcium, Protein, and Iron&Magnesium. It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol level in our body.It’s a great body coolant. It’s consumed as porridge during summer. It helps to improve the digestion power & heals stomach ulcers too. It helps to improve bowel movements & prevents constipation. It makes our body strong. It helps to increase the secretion of milk for lactating mothers!

Products – Foxtail Millet Pongal and Little Millet Pongal

Variation in the recipe for Pongal Mix:

Add cut veggies to the pongal mix and make it as a wholesome food:

Add cut veggies like, palak, carrot, tomato, beans, peas and salt as per your taste. Soak the pongal mix for 5 to 10minutes with 1:3 cups of water. Saute the veggies and add it to the pongal mix and pressure cook it.

Products – Finger Millet (Ragi) Adai, Foxtail Millet (Thinai) Adai, Pearl Millet (Kambu) Adai

Variation in the recipe for Adai :

Kuzhi Paniyaram

Follow the instruction as specified for batter preparation. Add chopped onions, grated ginger, chopped green chilly, coriander. For seasoning, mustard seeds, urad dhal, gram dhal, curry leaves in little oil and add to the mix. Add a teaspoon of oil into each of the mould and add a spoonful of batter into the mould, cover the Kadai and cook them until the tops looks steamed and the bottom is golden brown. Turn them over and cook on the other side, if needed sprinkle little oil.

Kunukku or pakoda

Add chopped onions or banana flower or drumstick leaves or dill weed or chopped palak or chopped mint leaves to the batter, heat oil in the Kadai. Make fritters by frying it in the oil or fry it in Air Fryer.

Products: Millet (Mixed) Dosa, Little Millet (Samai) Dosa, Finger Millet (Ragi) Dosa,  Jowar Dosa

Variation in the recipe

Sweet Paniyaram

Add powdered karupatti, dry ginger powder, grated coconut and powdered cardamom to the batter. Grease the mould with oil or ghee, add a spoonful of batter into each of the mould and cover until the top looks steamed and the bottom is golden brown. Turn them over and cook on the other side, if needed sprinkle little oil or Ghee..

Dosa batter can be used to make Oothappam with chopped veggies as well.

Product: Peanut Chutney Powder , Peanut Chutney Powder (Mint)

Health Benefits of Peanut

Poly-phenolic anti-oxidants are present in the peanuts in high concentrations. P-Coumaric acid has the ability to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by reducing the productions of carcinogenic nitrous-amines. Vitamin E in peanuts helps in maintaining the integrity of cells of mucous membrane and the skin. This protects them from free radicals which, cause great damage. Manganese in peanuts helps in calcium absorption, fats and carbohydrates.

Variation in the Recipe

  1. Mix it with oil or Ghee and eat it with Idly or Dosa or Adai Dosa
  2. Can be used to make Masala idly
    Make mini idlies or Cut larger Idly into small pieces. For Seasoning, heat oil on the Kadai, add mustard seeds, add chopped onion, Gram Dhal, Urad dhal, and toss the idly to make the Masala idly.
  3. Can be used to make Peanut Rice
    Mix it with cooked rice. For seasoning, heat oil on the Kadai, add mustard seeds, add chopped onion or small onion (Shallots), Gram Dhal, Urad dhal

Product Name: Drumstick Leaves Powder Rice Mix

Health Benefits of Drumstick Leaves

Moringa/Drumstick Leaves are a storehouse of nutrients. They contain seven times more potassium than bananas and twice the amount of protein as that contained in milk. Milk is considered to be an important source of calcium, but moringa leaves contain four times more calcium than milk. They contain four times more vitamin A or beta carotene than carrots. Moringa powder which is prepared by grinding the dried leaves of moringa contain seven times more vitamin C than oranges, 25 times the amount of iron in spinach, 36 times the amount of magnesium in eggs, 50 times more vitamin B3 than peanuts and 50 times more vitamin B2 than bananas.

Variation in the recipe

  1. Mix it with oil or Ghee and eat it with Idly or Dosa or Adai Dosa
  2. Can be used to make Masala idly:
    Make mini idlies or Cut larger Idly into small pieces. For Seasoning, heat oil on the Kadai, add mustard seeds, add chopped onion, Gram Dhal, Urad dhal, and toss the idly to make the Masala idly.