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Millets Types and Names in Different Languages

Types of Millets and Millet Names in Different Languages

Foxtail Millet in Telugu is Korralu which are rich in Iron. Foxtail Millet in Tamil is Tenai, doesn't need any insecticides but it acts as a natural pesticide to store delicate pulses such as green gram. They also control your cholesterol levels and blood sugar & increase HDL cholesterol (which is good cholesterol). Korralu is good for treating epilepsy. Finger Millet is also known as Ragi, it is one of the most popular millets in the world, especially in South India and is also called as Finger Millet in Tamil is Keppai. It's rich in various minerals such as Calcium, Iron and many more. Ragi is a very good source for you protein too. Ragi is in the top in its list for antioxidant activity. It also contains some Essential Amino Acids (EAA) needed for your body to function well. Make kichidi with arikelu, Kodo Millet in Telugu is Arikelu (also called Kodo Millet in Tamil is varagu) or make payasam with samalu (Little Millet in Telugu is Samalu, Little Millet in Tamil is samai) and eat it as your breakfast. They are very high in fiber and lot of other vitamins which are absent in rice or wheat. We get around 8% of fiber in arikelu but in rice it is around 0.2%. Barnyard Millet in Telugu is Udhalu, Proso Millet in Telugu is Variga.



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