Millet is a grain and a staple food in many parts of the world. There are many different kinds of millet, which all have similar health benefits. Kodo millet also goes by the name Koda or Arke as popularly known in India. This millet crop has a high level of tolerance towards drought and cultivated commonly across India, Nepal, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and West Africa. The other commonly attributed name to Kodo millet crop are cow grass, rice grass, ditch millet and Indian cow grass. The Kodo millet grain is called Kodo dhana in Hindi, Arikalu in Telugu, Varagu in Tamil, Kodro in Gujarati, Harka in Kannada and Kodon in Urdu.
Kodo Millet is gluten free and a low glycemic index which means they release their glucose content during digestion helping in sugar control. Kodo Millet is easy to digest and rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. Its also a great source of vitamins like Vitamin B6, Niacin, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.
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