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5/24/20241 min read

In Hindi, foxtail millet is known as "kangni," while in Tamil it is called "thinai." In Telugu, it is referred to as "korra," and in Kannada, it is known as "navane." In Marathi and Gujarati, it is called "kang," and in Bengali, it is called "kaung."

These are small seeds with a thin, crispy hull and are light yellow-brown in colour. The cultivation of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) began around 8700 BC in China. In India, it is widely grown in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.

Foxtail millet has a low glycemic index, meaning it is less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels. This makes it a good option for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight.

Nutritional components per 100 gram

Energy- 331 kcal

Protein- 12.3g

Dietary fibre- 8g





Vitamin A- 32mg

Calcium- 31m