Lobia is a certain type of bean, which has a little oval structure with a black eye on it. It can be added to a number of cuisines starting from Dal to the salad. Red Lobia or China Bean is a relatively soft bean and there is no need to soak it as it cooks simply. These are rich in soluble fiber, fiber, protein, folate, complex carbohydrates, and iron. They are well non for their texture and their ability to absorb flavours. It contains high freshness, outstanding taste and high nutritional value.
Foxtail or Italian millet (setaria italica) is one of those forgotten grains that were a part of ancient Tamil culture. Foxtail millet, called Thinai in