Foxtail millet good for Diabetes

Foxtail millet good for Diabetes

Foxtail millet known as Korra in local parlance remains to be a staple diet of rural people. After the introduction of subsidized rice scheme in the early eighties, people switched over to rice and the demand started declining for millet. However, of late the importance of the foxtail millet was recognized as diabetic food. The millet is rich

Foxtail millet known as Korra in local parlance remains to be a staple diet of rural people. After the introduction of subsidized rice scheme in the early eighties, people switched over to rice and the demand started declining for millet.

However, of late the importance of the foxtail millet was recognized as diabetic food. The millet is rich in dietary fiber of 6.7%, protein 11%, and low fat. It releases glucose steadily without affecting the metabolism of the body. The incidence of diabetes is rare among the population who consumes foxtail millet diet.

According to the former scientist G. Narasimha Rao, foxtail millet is a versatile crop which can be grown in any season in a short period of time. He argues that foxtail millet should be included in the subsidized food scheme to prevent the incidence of diabetes.

 

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