Health Benefits Of Millets

  • Millets are anti acidic
  • Millets are gluten free
  • Millets detoxify body
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol
  • Prevents breast cancer
  • Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Effective in reducing blood pressure
  • Helps to protect against heart diseases
  • Aids in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma
  • Helps to optimize kidney, liver and immune system health
  • Reduces risk of gastrointestinal conditions like gastric ulcers or colon cancer
  • Eliminates problems like constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping
  • Millet acts as a prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem

Common Name Of Millets In Indian Languages

Millets Telugu Tamil Kannada Malayalam Hindi
Barnyard Odalu Kuthiravali Oodhalu Kavadapullu Sanwa
Foxtail Kirra Thinai Navane   Kangni
Finger Ragulu Kelvaragu Ragi Koovarugu Mundua
Little Sama Samai Samai Chama Kutki
Pearl Sajjalu Kambu Sajje Kambam Bajra
Proso Varigulu Panivaragu Baragu Panivaragu Barri
Kodo Arikalu Varagu Harka  

Kodra

           

Nutritional Benefits Of Millets (For 100g Of Each Millet)

  Protein (g)  Fiber (g)  Minerals (g)  Iron (mg)  Calcium (mg) 
Pearl millet   10.6 1.3 2.3 16.9 38
Finger millet   7.3 3.6 2.7 3.9 344
Foxtail millet  12.3 8 3.3 2.8 31
Proso millet  12.5 2.2 1.9 0.8 14
Kodo millet  8.3 9 2.6 0.5 27
Little millet  7.7 7.6 1.5 9.3 17
Barnyard millet  11.2 10.1 4.4 15.2 11