LITTLE MILLET

Minor Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains. We at SABU have reintroduced this ancient nutritious food to the modern world. After the advent of high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat during 1970s, millets got sidelined from our regular food. The reason for this is lack of awareness about the nutritional benefits and the tag of ‘a poor man’s food’. Consequently, this resulted in consumption of polished rice and refined wheat flour. This trend, coupled with sedentary lifestyle, has led to a rise in obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments, across all age groups. In this scenario, gluten free millets could prove to be an effective weapon.


If we eat healthy, our children would also learn to eat healthy. Millets were part of our grandparents diet, It’s only in the past few decades that its consumption has reduced. We need to embrace the goodness of millets. Their high fiber content helps in bowel movement and manages diabetes and obesity. Their high magnesium level is good for reducing blood pressure, while potassium content keeps hypertension away. Many research had been carried out in the past and many research are still going on to confirm and validate the goodness of millets. They are a rich source of antioxidants and may be helpful in preventing cardiovascular diseases.


In pursuit of becoming fit, we start consuming whatever super-food is trending in the west like wheat grass, green tea, oats, quinoa etc., we even get ready to spend heavily unknowing and discarding the goodness of our own traditional food.


Millets are not only healthy, they are also farmer and Eco-friendly. Compared to rice and wheat, millets need less water and no chemicals. Minor millets can grow and sustain in marginal land and harsh weather conditions where no other crop can sustain. Little millet, Barnyard Millet and foxtail millet are known to assure minimum yield even if monsoon fails. So as global warming becomes real, millets can actually be a smart way of farming and eating.


We do not recommend switching to millets consumption over night. You need to mix it up depending on your health needs. The right cooking technique and a good recipe can lift any ingredient. It is very easy to include millets in the diet as they are very versatile. We can have millet pancakes, millets can be prepared like rice, substitute for potatoes when cooked with gravy. Millets also make a great bed for roasted vegetables and stews.


One of the most important reason why Millets are encouraging support is that we installed hygienic processing technique as per modern days needs. We at SABU have employed world class technique to process millets while retaining its natural taste and goodness. As of now we are processing four varieties of minor millets which are apt during fasting days and much appreciated by all our satisfied consumers. It is clean and devoid of any sand or stones, so the consumer pays only for the product he buys not for impurities.


1. ALPAHAR Little Millet ( Botanical Name: Panicum Sumatrense):

Hindi: Bhagar, Mordhan, Kutki, Sava chawal, Vrat Ke Chawal

Tamil: Samai arisi

Marathi: Sava, Halvi, Varai

Kannada: Saame

Gujrati: Gajro, Kuri

Bengali: Sama

Telugu: Samalu


ALPAHAR Little Millet Nutritional Information:


Test/Parameter

Result

Unit

Total Carbohydrates (by difference)

76.28

g/100g

Fat

1.25

g/100g

Energy

351.8

kcall/100g

Dietary Fibre

7.6

g/100g

Iron (as Fe)

BLQ (LOQ : 5.0)

mg/100g

Calcium ( as Ca)

7.81

mg/100g

Magnesium ( as Mg)

27.62

mg/100g

Zinc (as Zn)

1.361

mg/100g

Crude protein

8.86

g/100g

Vitamin E

0.23

mg/100g

FAT

1.25

g/100g


2.ALPAHAR Barnyard Millet (Botanical Name: Echinochloa frumentacea):


Hindi: Samo Bhagar, Vrat ke Chawal, Moraiya, Morio

Tamil: Kuthiraivali

Garhwal: Jhangora


ALPAHAR Barnyard Millet Nutritional Information:



Test/Parameter

Result

Unit

Total Carbohydrates (by difference)

65.23

g/100g

Fat

4.27

g/100g

Energy

364.6

kcall/100g

Dietary Fibre

13.19

g/100g

Iron (as Fe)

18.93

mg/100g

Calcium ( as Ca)

22.57

mg/100g

Magnesium ( as Mg)

90.60

mg/100g

Zinc (as Zn)

1.436

mg/100g

Crude protein

6.33

g/100g

Vitamin E

0.43

mg/100g

Minerals

3.7

mg/100g


3.ALPAHAR Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica):


Hindi: Kangni

Tamil: Thinai arisi

Marathi: Kang, rala

Kannada: navane

Telugu: Korra


ALPAHAR Foxtail Nutritional Information:



Test/Parameter

Result

Unit

Total Carbohydrates (by difference)

71.23

g/100g

Fat

4.27

g/100g

Energy

364.6

kcall/100g

Dietary Fibre

8.19

g/100g

Iron (as Fe)

2.93

mg/100g

Calcium ( as Ca)

31.57

mg/100g

Magnesium ( as Mg)

104.60

mg/100g

Zinc (as Zn)

2.576

mg/100g

Crude protein

10.33

g/100g

Vitamin E

0.43

mg/100g

FAT

4.27

g/100g


4.ALPAHAR Kodo Millet (Botanical Name:Paspalum Scrobiculatum):


Hindi: Kodra

Tamil: Varagu

Marathi: Kodu

Kannada: Arka


ALPAHAR Kodo Millet Nutritional Information:



Test/Parameter

Result

Unit

Total Carbohydrates (by difference)

65.09

g/100g

Fat

1.27

g/100g

Energy

353.6

kcall/100g

Dietary Fibre

5.19

g/100g

Iron (as Fe)

1.93

mg/100g

Calcium ( as Ca)

35.57

mg/100g

Magnesium ( as Mg)

86.60

mg/100g

Zinc (as Zn)

0.536

mg/100g

Crude protein

8.33

g/100g

Vitamin E

0.55

mg/100g

Minerals

2.6

mg/100g



Little Millet is a Whole Food which is rich in micro-nutrients,protein, fiber and iron. It is very good antioxidant. Magnesium in millet can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks and serotonin in millet is calming to your moods. It is glutenfreeand non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals. Millet will hydrate your colon to keep you from being constipated.It is alkaline and digests easily. Millet's high protein content (above 15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet. Indian and China are the world's largest growers of Millet. In India, Tamilnadu state is one of the highest millet growing state of the country. We have installed latest machineries to remove skin from the raw material without compromising it's nutrient value.

VARITIES: WHOLE-GATHA, WHOLE-FINGER, POWDER PACKING : Avialbale in 25Kgs HDPE Woven SacksCONSUMER PACK : 100 gram, 500 gms and 5 Kg (Master packed in 25Kgs HDPE Woven Sacks)