It is also to some extent in Africa and United States of America. In India it is grown in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Bihar. Barnyard millet is called shyama in Bengali, moraiyo in Gujarati, sanwa in Hindi, oodalu in Kannada, kuthiraivolly in Tamil and udalu in Telugu.
The millet is tiny, white, round grain, bigger in size than semolina (rawa) and smaller than sago (sabudana). It is nature’s gift to the modern diet and sedentary activities that can lead to lifestyle disorders. It is low in calories, rich in fiber – this helps in preventing constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping it has a low glycemic Index and can be recommended for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is gluten-free and a good source of iron.
Rich in dietary fiber, Gluten free; Low glycemic index
Cardiovascular disease,Diabetes Mellitus
Nutritional Values ( Per 100 gm)
Protein – 6.2 gm
Fat – 2.2 gm
Minerals – 4.4 gm
Dietary Fibre – 9.8 gm
Carbohydrates – 65.5 gm
Energy – 307 kcal
Calcium – 20 mg
Phosphorus – 280 mg
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