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health benefits of Barnyard Millet:
–Low in calories: It is a good source of highly digestible protein and is least caloric dense compared to other cereals. Almost, one serving of barnyard millets (25g, raw) contains 75-83 calories and 1.5-1.9g of protein.
–Low in glycemix index: The carbohydrate content in Barnyard Millet is quite low. Hence it can be recommended for patients with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
–Dietary fiber: It contains good amount of both soluble and insolube 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.
–Gluten free: Like all millets, barnyard millet is also gluten-free.
–Great source of iron: Some of its varieties have high amount of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet) which is the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains.
Browntop millet is the king of fibre with 12.5 mgs per 100 gms. Barnyard and brown top millets are high on minerals at 4.4 and 4.2 mgs per 100 gms and there is more.
Fox Tail Millet