Kodo Millet, an ancient grain that was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. Grown across the old world in humid habitats of tropics and subtropics, Kodo Millet is a minor grain crop in India, but an important crop in the Deccan plateau. Its cultivation is generally confined to Gujarat, Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu.
Kodo Millet is a gluten-free and vegan cereal and is grown mostly in an organic way. It is a farmer-friendly crop, known for its ability to sustain heavy drought and marginal soils. Kodo Millet is high in protein, fiber, and essential minerals and vitamins. The fiber content of the whole grain is particularly high and it has around 11% protein. The nutritional value of the protein has been found to be slightly better than that of foxtail millet but comparable to that of other small millets.
Health Benefits of Kodo Millet include its ability to hydrate the colon, helping to keep the system regular and prevent constipation. It is rich in photochemicals, phytic acid, which may lower cholesterol, and phytate, which may help in the reduction of cancer risks. The grain also has high antioxidant properties, that help in controlling blood sugar levels and cholesterol. It’s an excellent energy source, particularly good for athletes. When combined with legumes, it becomes a complete protein source, making it an ideal choice for vegetarians.
Kodo millet is a great alternative for those looking for a gluten-free, protein-rich and nutritious grain to add to their diet. It’s easy to digest, have a nutty flavor, and can be used in a variety of ways in cooking. Try Kodo Millet today, and experience the health benefits and deliciousness it has to offer!
Quantity : 1000 g
How to use
Organic kodo millet, also known as varagu or kodra, is a nutritious grain that can be used in various ways. Rinse the millets thoroughly and cook them in a ratio of 1:2.5 with water or broth until tender. Use them as a substitute for rice in pilafs, biryanis, or salads. Cook them with vegetables, spices, and herbs to make a flavorful khichdi or pulao. You can also grind them into flour and use it in gluten-free baking recipes like bread, cookies, or pancakes. Kodo millets can be used to make porridge or upma for a healthy breakfast option. Explore the versatility of organic kodo millet and enjoy its nutty flavor and nutritional benefits in your culinary creations.