• Millets are traditional grains, foods of our ancestors for at least the past 5000 years. These ancient grains millets have been mentioned in Yajurveda too.
  • Millets can be split into two broad categories: Naked grains and Husked grains.
  • "Naked grains" are the three popular millets (Ragi, Jowar and Bajra) which don’t have a hard husk. These millets can be used without any processing; they just need to be cleaned after harvest and used. Because of this reason, they are still popular in our country.
  • "Husked grains" are the other millets, like Foxtail Millet, Little Millet and Kodo Millet, which have an indigestible seed coat. This husk needs to be removed before the grain is fit for human consumption.

Millets are highly nutritious, rich in fibre and gluten-free, making them easy for the body to absorb. They are rich in a huge spectrum of micronutrients, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, etc. They are slow digesting foods which don’t cause the huge spike in blood sugar which is caused by eating polished rice, therefore, millets help with preventing and controlling diabetes.

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Barnyard ಊದಲು (OoDalu) Sanwa – साँवा UDalu – ఊదర Kuthiraivally – குதிரைவாலி Shyama - - Khira
Proso ಬರಗು (Baragu) Chena – छेना Variga – బరిగ PaniVaragu – பனிவரகு Cheena Vari Cheno Bacharibagmu
Kodo ಹಾರಕ (Haarka) Kodon – कोडों Arikelu – ఆరిక Varagu – வரகு Kodo Kodra Kodra Kodua
Little ಸಾಮೆ (Same) Kutki – कुटकि Samalu – సామ Samai – சாமை Sama Sava Gajro Suan
Sorghum ಜೋಳ (Jola) Jowari – जोवारि Jonna – జొన్న Cholam – சோளம் Jowar Jawari Jowari Juara
Pearl ಸಜ್ಜೆ (Sajje) Bajra – बजरा Sajja – సజ్జ Kanbu – கம்பு Jowar Bajri Bajri Bajra
Finger ರಾಗಿ (Ragi) Ragi – रागि Ragulu – రాగి Keppai – கேழ்வரகு Marwa Nachni Nagli Mandia
Foxtail ನವಣೆ (Navane) Kakum – काकुन Korra – కొర్ర Tenai – தினை Kaon Rala Kang Kanghu

Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is the equivalent of millets in South America, cultivated and eaten there for the last few millennia. It became the newest "superfood" to catch the world’s attention last decade. The truth is, we don’t need to look so far as the Southern Andes to find such a nutritious grain. Why get grains from so far when we have a superfood in our own backyard!

It is advised to eat one millet meal a day.

  • Millet is super nutritious and tastes delicious. It works well with just about every flavor.
  • Filled with micro nutrients, it is also considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains available. It is a warming grain so it will help to heat the body in cold or rainy seasons.
  • It is perfectly suited for the modern lifestyle that robs our bodies of many of the essential nutrients that this humble crop is packed with.
  • If you are predisposed to chronic diseases like diabetes due to your life-style and/or family history, the only pro-active way to prevent and/or delay the onset of these life-style diseases, is by switching over to 1 Millet-Meal- A Day.
  • If you are not, even then, millets are a more wholesome, healthier alternative to rice and wheat.
  • Millets can be made as part of any one meal in a day. They can be part of any principal meal or a meal replacement snack.
  • Ideally, consuming Swaadika’s RTC millets for breakfast helps you to kick-start the day loaded with nutrients, fibre and packed with energy. This will help to sustain your energy levels throughout the day, space out your meals reducing the frequency of meals.
  • Consuming Swaadika’s RTC millets during dinner, helps you to end the day with the most nutritious meal. The satiety brought about by millets can help to reduce the "midnight hunger pangs", one of the most common causes of weight gain!!
  • If you are a diabetic, then it is very important for you to include Swaadika’s RTC millets as part of your diet plan.
  • Dictum for Diabetics: Swaadika’s RTC millets diet, exercise and medication
  • Millets contain phytic acid, which binds minerals in the digestive tract and makes millet difficult to digest. This makes cooking millets a challenging and time consuming process.
  • We at Swaadika Health Staples have done all the hard work of finding the right millets, processing them and creating the perfect recipes, to enable you to enjoy the health benefits of millets in a tasty and convenient manner.
  • This is a misconception. For e.g. when one shifts from white, polished rice to unpolished rice the quantity of rice that you need to eat to feel satiated is much less since the unpolished rice has more bran and has a lower glycaemic index. As a result you feel hungry much later than you would with white, polished rice. In the same manner, the high fibre content of millets leads to slower digestion and a lower glycaemic index.
  • Once one understands the nature of millets, one will find that much less quantities of millets are required to get the same amount of energy to keep us working. This is also why millets are excellent for diabetics.
  • Millets do not contain any gluten, a wheat protein that is hard for the human body to digest. Consequently, they are NOT acid-forming foods and are easy to digest.
  • Yes. Millets do have a distinct flavour and aroma of their own which makes the dishes made out of them slightly unconventional. Special expertise is needed to convert these "super-grains" fit for human consumption without the slightest difference in aroma and flavour.
  • Swaadika's ready-to-cook millets will help you experience the benefits of millets without losing the native flavour of the dishes that we are used to traditionally.
  • Millets can be cooked in the same way as rice or wheat is cooked the paddy. Given their composition, that is slightly different from rice/wheat, millets need to be pre-processed before cooking. This pre-processing varies for each millet and also depends on the dish that is used to prepare.
  • Swaadika RTC millets are developed by experts to suit your nutritional needs, yet reduce the time reqd to cook millets.
  • Food and food habits are shaped by where you live. The easiest answer to this question is, like in the case of vegetables and fruits, eat millets that are local to your area. The body is genetically programmed to assimilate those foods that are native to your geography.
  • Millets like-Barnyard, Foxtail, Kodo, Little belong to the food system that was in place from ancient times. They are more readily acceptable to your body than the foreign grown Quinoa and Oats.
  • Swaadika’s RTC millets have been made out of the principal traditional grains which suits the Indian in you.
  • We have done all the hard work of finding the right millets and creating at the perfect recipes so that you can enjoy the health benefits of millets in a manner that is tasty and convenient.
  • Choose from our range of millet staples and get started on a healthier lifestyle