Nutritionally barnyard millet is a superior grain with good amounts of macronutrients and dietary fiber. It is an important grain, which possesses good cooking and sensory qualities.Study indicated the potential benefits of barnyard millet in the diet therapy of diabetics. Low in Calories. Barnyard millet is a good source of highly digestible protein and at the same time is least caloric dense compared to all other cereals. … Rich in Fiber. … Low Glycemic Index. … Gluten-Free Food. … Good Source of Iron. Dietary fiber: It contains a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The content of fiber in this millet is highest compared to other millets; it is as high as 12.6% including soluble (4.2%) and insoluble (8.4%) fractions. It thus helps in preventing constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping.
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