Little millet

The common name of Little millet in Indian languages.

  • Bengali: Sama
  • Gujarati: Gajro; Kuri
  • Hindi: Kutki, Shavan (कुटकी)
  • Kannada: Same, Save
  • Marathi: Sava, Halvi, vari
  • Oriya: Suan
  • Punjabi: Swank
  • Tamil: Samai
  • Telugu: Samalu
  • English: Little millet

Nutritional Value per 100 gms

  • Calories (KCal) 207
  • Protein (g)  7.7
  • Fat (g) 5.2
  • Fiber (g) 7.6
  • Iron (mg) 9.3
  • Calcium (mg) 17
  • Minerals (g) 1.5

Health benefits of Little millet

  • Highly nutritious and rich in Vitamin B, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, etc.
  • Excellent source of protein and fiber.
  • Gluten-free and low Glycemic Index (GI), hence an ideal food for diabetics.
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Aids in the treatment of respiratory conditions like Asthma.
  • Detoxifies our body and also helps in weight loss.

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