Samai (Little millet) also called as 'King of cereals' is a species of millet in the family Poaceae. The grain is round and smooth. Food prepared using Samai are delicious and tasty.
Samai is cooked like rice. It is also milled and baked. It is used for preparing? delicious and nutritious recipes like Samai Ven pongal, Samai Arisi muruku, Samai kichadi, Samai Arisi idli and Samai Arisi Biriyani, etc.
Calorific value:? 100 grams offers 341? kcal Energy.
Carbohydrates-67.0g, Dietary fiber-7.6g, Fat-4.7g, Protein-7.7g, Minerals: Calcium-17.0mg(2%), Iron- 9.3mg(72%), Phosphorus-220.0mg(31%)
High phosphorus in Samai helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and creating energy, especially good for people who has low body mass. It is rich in phyto-chemicals and it has excellent antioxidant properties. It?s complex carbohydrates digest slowly which is very helpful for diabetics. ?The dietary fiber protects against hyperglycemia (Excess blood sugar level) thus lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. It reduces cholesterol and helps for digestion. Samai reduces the chances of heart attacks.