Millets are one of the oldest foods known to humans .They are highly nutritious, non-glutinous and not acid forming foods. Hence they are soothing and easy to digest. They contain high amounts of dietary fiber, B-complex vitamins, essential amino and fatty acids and vitamin E. They are particularly high in minerals, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Compared to polished rice, millets release lesser percentage of glucose and over a longer period of time. This lowers the risk of diabetes.