Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica L.) an annual grass plant, produces seeds that possess health-promoting properties owing to its unique protein composition containing a high content of essential amino acids. lt is one of the earliest cultivated crops, extensively grown in the arid and semi-arid regions of Asia and Africa, as well as in some other economically developed countries of the world where it is more commonly used as bird feed. Anti-nutrients like phytic acid and tannin present in this millet can be reduced to undetectable amounts by using the proper processing methods. Additionally, the millet is said to have antioxidant, low-glycemic index.and hypolipidemic properties.

Foxtail Millet Nutrient per 100g

Nutrient per 100g
Energy (Kcal) 331
Protein 12.30 g
Carbohydrate 60.9 g
Crude Fibre 14.0 mg
Calcium 31 mg
Iron 3.6 mg

Source: Nutritive value of Indian food, NIN, ICMR 2018