History: Kodo millet is an annual native grain that is grown primarily in India, Nepal and also in Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and West Africa.
In-spite of cultivating Kodo millet for 1000's of years this millet is slowly dying out. It is grown mostly in a organic way and it is a farmer friendly crop which can sustain heavy drought and marginal soils.
Local Names: Kodo millet is a Siridhanya and is called as the “Adi beeja” (Original seed) named after the Sun. The scientific name of Kodo millet is Paspalum scrobiculatum. Known as Siridhanya Aarka Akki in Kannada, Sirithenaigal Varagu Arisi in Tamil, Siridhanyalu Arikelu in Telugu and Sridhanya Kodon in Hindi and Kodri, Kodra in Bhojpuri. The Kannada name Aarka or Arka is also the name of sun god in Sankrit.
Looks: The grains are light red color in appearance.
-Kodo millet is fibre rich
-It contains a high amount of lecithin
-Kodo millets are rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
The Forgotten Kodo millet grain could play a major role in cleansing the blood.
When diagnosed with diseases like Dengue, Malaria, chronic cold and fever this may be a suitable food to help cure the same.
It may also be helpful in regenerating the cells in the bone marrow.
Do you need more reasons to have this as a part of your daily diet? Eat healthy and be healthy.
Below is the nutrition chart of Kodo millet for 1 serving of 80 grams:
Soak FORGOTTEN FOODS Kodo millet in water for half hour. Cook like rice in cooker. Rice can be replaced with millets in your staple diet, any rice dish can be made using Barnyard millets. You could also cook porridge, sprinkle millets over salads and soups.
DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. The above mentioned benefits are common community folk knowledge in India. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The result may vary from person to person.
Forgotten Kodo Millet Whole Grains - 900g