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After Pearl millet, Foxtail millet is the world's second most widely produced species of millets.Scientifically termed as Setaria italicaa, this variety of millet is a tiny seed with a thin, crispy shell. It is an annual crop planted in dry and semi-arid environments primarily in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

 

Foxtail millet is a nutritional powerhouse with a high amount of Vitamin B12 which provides  plenty of protein, healthy fat, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber on a daily basis. It contains abundance of calcium, lysine, thiamine, iron, and niacin- important for bone and muscular health. Foxtail millet is highly recommended by nutritionists for the prevention of a variety of neurological diseases. Consumption of this nutrient-dense cereal not only inhibits the advancement of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, but also has a beneficial effect on the nervous system.

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Foxtail Millets