Kodo is an annual tufted grass that was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. Known as Varagu in Tamil, Haraka in Kannada, Kodra in Hindi, Arikelu in Telugu.
Millets are environmentally friendly, and by consuming them, we encourage farmers in arid and semi arid areas to grow crops best suited for those regions – another step towards sustainable farming and biodiversity.
Can use it in pongal, kichdi to make millet idli, dosa , paniyaram/paddu, in kheer as well.
Low glycemic index – Which means that Kodo millets release glucose/energy slowly, over a longer period of time and thus helps in sugar control. This makes it a great substitute for polished white rice
Gluten-free – Great for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Easy to digest
Rich in antioxidants like polyphenols
Rich in dietary fiber.
Good source of vitamins – Vitamin B6, Niacin, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc