Millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year. Millet is tiny in size and round in shape and can be white, gray, yellow or red. The most widely available form of millet found in stores is the hulled variety. Millets include jowar (great millet), ragi (finger millet), korra (foxtail millet), arke (kodo millet) and sama (little millet). All these are available in the form of rice (example: foxtail millet rice), rawa (example: jowar and bajra rawa) Benefits of Little millets , also called as Samai in Tamil , or kutki in Hindi.. Like other varieties of millets , Little millets are also packed with nutrition and has host of excellent antioxidant properties. it helps reduces risk of type 2.diabetes, reduces risk of cardio vascular problems like heart attacks, has nearly 6.5 percent fibre and twice the amount of iron than wheat . rich in phyto chemicals, reduces cholestyerols, aids in digestion , lesser carbs than rice or wheat , and an abundance of thiamine . breat cancer, childhood asthma risks are greatly reduced. with rich sources of B vitamins, minerals like calcium, iron , zinc, potassium among others. the most significant benefit is the presence of iportant fats in the grain the good kind that aids in weight loss. so little millets should be your best bet if on a conscious weight loss regimen. Almost all other varieties of millets have similar nutritional profiles so you can choose the millet for a recipe, keep trying other varieties too .