Kodo millet, (Paspalum scrobiculatum L.,) is widely distributed in damp habitats across the tropics and subtropics of the world. It is indigenous cereal of India and is grown today in Uttar Pradesh in the north and Kerala and Tamilnadu in the south. This cereal is also known as varagu, kodo, haraka and arakalu. It forms the main stay of the dietary nutritional requirements. It has high protein content (11%), low fat (4.2%) and very high fibre content (14.3%).
Kodo millet health benefits – Why kodo millet is very beneficial for postmenopausal women. Kodo millet is very easy to digest, it contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system.
Kodo millets are rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.Kodo millets contain no gluten and is good for people who are gluten intolerant.
Regular consumption of kodo millet is very beneficial for postmenopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease,like high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.