|Fox tail millet : image released into the public domain by author Madhavi.|
The nutritional values are as given below (the values are from icrisat site)
Nutritional value of foxtail millet grain (100 g-1)
• Protein content: 10% to 12%
• Energy: 351 kcal
• Lysine content: 2.29% to 2.7%
• Thiamin: 0. 59 (mg)
• Fat content: 4% to 5%
The grains are very small and is quite bland after cooking but has an interesting flavor. It needs a spicy accompaniment to go along with it. It is filling and a good alternative to wheat and rice.
It is said to decrease blood sugar and the cholesterol levels in the blood.
(Preliminary research work has proved the same for experimental rats).
Thinai in Tamil
Korralu in Telugu.