Thinai is one of oldest crop of Tamil People. Thinai is part of Tamil's regular diet till 20th Century, infact Thinai Arisi is a prized crop among all ancient cultures. As Thinai is dry land crop it will suit our climatic conditions and ideal food for our land mass. It is famously called as FoxTail millet around the world.
Health Benefits of Thinai: Gluten free, Rich in Protein and Iron, Lowered Try gluceride levels (Controls Blood Sugar when consumed in regular basis), Low Glycemic index (Gradual increase in blood sugar after food compare to rice), Rich in B Vitamins, Folic Acid.
Thinai Maavu is made of Thinai Arisi, Ghee and Nattu Sakkarai. Thinai Maavu is the most convenient way of consuming Thinai. Because of its properties the Thinai Maavu will not stick onto the tongue unlike Rice powder (Arisi Maavu). Thinai Maavu has numerous health benefits for kids if consumed on regular basis.