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It is the second-most widely planted species of millet and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in India since antiquity. Generally grown in semi arid regions, Foxtail millet grows with very little water and is known for its short growing season of only 65-70 days.
Benefits of Foxtail
Foxtail is packed with good quality fiber which improves digestion, manages obesity, regulate blood sugar levels and curb the risk of high blood pressure and strokes. 100gm of Foxtail contains more than 8 grams of dietary fiber.
One cup of Foxtail has 29gms of Protein. Protein helps in building muscles, cell regeneration, and give a feeling of satiety which further helps in weight reduction
circulation: Iron and copper are two important minerals found in Foxtail. Iron is crucial for development of red blood cells in the body, while copper helps enhance the absorption of iron in the body thus improving overall circulation of blood in the body
Low glycemic index, High-fibre and good Protein content of Jowar makes it an excellent diabetic option. Both fibre and protein in Jowar help slow down the release of sugars into the blood preventing sugar fluctuations thereby controlling Diabetes
Traditional Dishes with Foxtail
Foxtail Millet was used in place of Rice both for direct consumption and as flour
Did you know?
1 serving (100gm) of Foxtail Millet has the same amount of Protein as one boiled egg