Kodo millet intake has been associated with reduced fasting blood glucose levels. The polyphenols and antioxidants in Kodo millets grain make it a great source of antimicrobial activity. The high fibre content in Kodo millet prevents gain in weight and is known to prevent rise in cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Kodo millet is also considered very beneficial to menopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Kodo millet is known as Haarka in Kannada, Arikelu in Telugu, Varagu in Tamil, and Kodon in Hindi
- An excellent source of fibre, Kodo millet is the best substitute for rice
- Rich in B vitamins, B6 and folic acid and rich in minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc
- Easy to digest and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system
- Is gluten-free, hence a great substitute for wheat for those who are allergic to gluten