Foxtail Millet

Foxtail Millet

Also Known as: Thinai Rice
திணை அரிசி
पॉकसटेल मिलेट या कंगनी

Original price was: ₹250.00.Current price is: ₹199.00.

Weight: 1 Kg

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BENEFITS OFFoxtail Millet

  • Thinai is a good source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and various essential nutrients like iron and magnesium.
  • It is also low in fat, making it a healthy choice for balanced nutrition.
  • It is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for individuals with gluten intolerances or celiac disease.
  • It has a low glycemic index, which means it releases glucose slowly into the bloodstream, making it an excellent option for managing blood sugar levels.
  • It contains antioxidants that help combat free radicals in the body, supporting overall health and well-being.
  • It may help in reducing cholesterol levels, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.

HOW TO USEFoxtail Millet

Soaking Time: 1 hour

Open Pot Method:

  • 1 cup Thinai : 5 cups water.
  • low flame 20-25 minutes.

Pressure Cooker Method:

  • 1 cup Thinai : 2.5 cups water.
  • Medium flame
  • 5 whistles.

The Name “Thinai” is specific to the Tamil language and refers to foxtail millet. Like Varagu rice, the name Thinai carries historical and cultural significance in Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India. The exact etymology and historical context of the name might not be widely documented, but it symbolizes the importance of this millet in traditional Tamil agricultural practices and cuisine.

Thinai, or foxtail millet, is highly valued for its nutritional benefits and eco-friendly cultivation methods. It has been a staple food in South India for centuries, providing a sustainable and healthy alternative to conventional grains.