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Kodo Millet

Also Known As : Indian paspalum, Creeping paspalum, Ditch millet, Water couch, Cow grass, Rice grass, Scorbic, Varagu, Haraka, Arikalu, Kodon, Kodo, Kodra and Kodua
Technical Name : Paspalum scrobiculatum


Usage Tips

  1. Kodo millet can be ground into flour and used in making rotis,pudding.
  2. It can also be cooked like rice and eaten plain or in the form of pulao,khichdi.

Common names and forms

  1. Harka
  2. Kodo millet
  3. Kodo Millets Whole


Kodo millet is basically a drought resistant crop. Kodo millet is the coarsest of all food grains. Its grain is covered with a horny seed coat which should be removed before cooking. It is grown primarily in India, but also in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and in West Africa where it originated. It is a small, seeded cereal grain. Its colour varies from being light brown to a dark grey. It is a popular food used in fasting in some parts of India.

Health benefits

  • Kodo millet is a good source of vitamins – Vitamin B6, Niacin, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.(1)
  • It is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols.(1)
  • It is very beneficial for postmenopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure and high-cholesterol levels.(1)
  • Kodo millet contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system.(2)
  • It is gluten free and is good for people who are gluten intolerant.(2)

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