Foxtail millet

The common name of Foxtail millet in Indian languages

  • Bengali: Kaon
  • Gujarati: Kang
  • Hindi: Kakum
  • Kannada: Navane
  • Marathi: Kang, Rala
  • Oriya : Kanghu, Kangam, Kora
  • Punjabi: Kangni (कांगणी)
  • Tamil: Thinai
  • Telugu: Korra

Nutritional value of Foxtail millet (per 100 gms)

  • Calories (KCal) 473
  • Protein (g) 12.3
  • Fat (g) 4
  • Fiber (g) 8
  • Iron (mg) 2.8
  • Calcium (mg) 31
  • Minerals (g) 3.3

Health benefits of Foxtail millet

  • Good source of Iron and Calcium, hence good for bone health
  • It lowers cholesterol levels and improves heart health.
  • Lowers blood sugar level, as it has a low glycemic index
  • As it has more vitamins and minerals, foxtail millets improve immunity
  • Helps in good digestion and weight loss.

Foxtail millet is one among the 5 positive millets, as recommended by Dr. Khader vali