Little Millet [சாமை அரிசி]
- Little millets are fibrous millets next to banyard millets. According to a research, some varieties of kodo millets and little millet have been reported to have 37 -38% of dietary fiber, which is the highest among cereals.
- Little millets are high in fats which comprises of healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- The flavunoids present in little millets play important role in self defence and immune system.
- Although it is high in protein, it has poor amino acid composition.
Samai rice is rich in phosphorus, which helps in tissue repair and energy production, especially post a strenuous workout. It also helps detoxify the body as it has high water-soluble fiber, which provides satiety, and prolonged gastric emptying, which indirectly aids weight loss