Composed of vitamin B12
Contains crude fibre
Rich in calcium, iron, proteins
Setaria italica, a crop grown annually in dry and semi-arid locations, is a tiny seed that is roughly 2 mm in size and wrapped in a thin, crispy shell. It is typically available in pale yellow-brown or rusty black. As per historical evidence, this gluten-free cereal was widely farmed in Cishan, China, along the Yellow River as early as 8000 years ago. This crop does well in times of drought. Foxtail millet is a well-known crop that is short-lived and drought-resistant.
In Ayurveda, millets are referred to as Trinadhanya or Kudhanya. Foxtail millets are described as sweet and astringent to taste foods that boost Vata dosha while balancing doshas connected to pitta, Kapha, and blood tissues in early Ayurvedic books like Mahodadhi, published by Sushena in the 14th century.
Strengthens nervous system
Improves cardiac health
Lowers bad cholesterol
Great for skin and hair health