Order 100% Organic Thinai (Foxtail/Kangni) Rice and other Organic Unpolished Millets (Exclusively Vacuum Packed) Online from Sweet Karam Coffee
Sweet Karam Coffee is happy to partner with Namma Nellu to bring 100% organic unpolished millet varieties to your home. (More about Namma Nellu below)
Thinai- Medicinal Millet
Thinai- Foxtail Millet is the second most widely planted species of Millet is gluten free, high in dietary fiber and loaded with micronutrients such as iron, calcium and phosphorus. (Full nutrient is available only when eaten "unpolished")
Our ancestors didn't have to think or plan hard to eat good food. They ate what is local to the weather conditions, nutrition need and chose wholesome food. Millets were part of our local food chain and our lifestyle since time immemorial There are many food which become popular due to fad diets or endorsed as Super foods. Where in these health treasures have recently caught the eye of nutritionists and are limping to a comeback.
Thinai is referred often in Sangam literature and offered to Lord Muruga. Thinai provides vitality and often consumed by farmers as its highly nutritious and fulfilling. They are used as ingredients in Ayurvedic and western medicine preparation too.
Foxtail Millets grow in hot climates does not require much maintenance.
Health Benefits of Thinai
Numerous health benefit of the millet includes
- Anti Ageing property : Rich in anti oxidants these Foxtail Millets helps providing a youthful looking skin and slows down wrinkle appearance.
- Rich source of energy : Rich in Calcium and iron content, Thinai helps in improving bone strength
- Low hypoglycaemic index reduces blood sugar levels : Low hypoglycaemic index in the millet improves satiety and keeps diabetes at check
- Cancer prevention properties :High fiber in the food helps preventing breast cancer
- Easily digestible. Rich in fibers they are easy to digest and can be safely consumed by kids too
Thinai can be incorporated with any of the Indian dishes and can be consumed in place of rice, porridge or used in tiffin item like idli, dosa, upma, pongal etc. Thinai laddu is made during Thai Poosam by people of Tamilnadu. Several varieties of savouries are possible with these healthy grains.
These organic products offer innumerable health benefits to your family and also to environment as they consume lesser water resources. Doctors recommend including millets at least thrice in a week.
About Namma Nellu:
- India is endowed with very exceptionally rich biodiversity in rice. So rich that it will take you 500 years to taste all native varieties of rice just once if you eat one rice a day!
- Since 1995 Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS) an NGO has been conserving traditional rice varieties and documenting and researching their agronomic properties.
- Through the years they have realised that these varieties are important not only for their agronomic properties (flood/drought resistance, pests/disease resistance, suitability to various soil types and ecosystems etc.) but also their value in terms of nutrition, culinary traditions and therapeutic value.
- The numbers and extent of cultivation of these varieties have been declining sharply and many of these varieties are threatened with extinction.
- Namma Nellu through Sempulam Sustainable Solutions is involved in helping these farmers market these varieties. Systematic monitoring of organic cultivation of these varieties is ensured. Farmers are paid a premium price at the point of purchase itself. Namma Nellu provides branding and marketing support and ensures the customer organically cultivated traditional varieties.
- Namma Nellu also procures region-specific rice varieties from across India from genuine organic farmers. Along with its huge range of traditional organic rice varieties, organically cultivated pulses and millets are also procured directly from farmers and supplied to the consumers.
- During the course of its work for the last 27 years on indigenous seed conservation, the Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS) has collected more than 100 indigenous varieties of rice suitable for cultivation in Tamil Nadu.
- Several indigenous paddy varieties have a low Glycemic Index (GI) and this is of crucial importance in a population with a high and increasing incidence of diabetes.
Organic is not a trend, it is the traditional way to live healthy.