Little millet

Little Millet

Little Millet (Panicum miliare) commonly known as Gundali or Goudli is one among the minor millets grown to a limited extent all over India up to altitudes of 2100 m. This crop can be well adopted to different types of soil. Storage of the seeds is easy and grains have excellent storage properties in any conditions.  It is a relative of proso millet, but the seeds of little millet are much smaller than proso millet. It is one of the important crops that has been around more than 5000 years and is good source of food, fodder and nutritional securities at both farm and regions.


Because of low carbohydrate content, slow digestibility, and low water-soluble gum content little millet has multiple health benefits.  The complex carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, antioxidant content present in them helps to prevent metabolic disorders like diabetes, cancer, obesity etc.

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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 31, 2023

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