Kodo millet Idiyappam , one of the ancient grains of the world, originated from Africa and domesticated in India few thousand years ago is a draught resistant plant. This millet crop is grown in arid and semi-arid regions of African and Asian countries.
In India, Kodo millet grown mostly in the Deccan region and the cultivation extends to the foothills of Himalayas. Kodo millet is rich in dietary fiber and minerals like iron, antioxidant. The phosphorus content in kodo millet is lower than any other millet and its antioxidant potential is much higher than any other millet and major cereals.
It is generally served breakfast or dinner together withavial, spicy curry either made of mixed vegetables, egg, fish or stews made with either meat or chicken curry and coconut chutney.
Idiyappam is also served with sweetened coconut milk in the Malabar region of Kerala. This is not usually served for lunch.
Kodo grain is often referred to be poisonous to cattle and human. The poisoning of the grain is associated with the fungus.
- Provide energy(Great Source of Energy).
- Promote muscle growth.
- Treat and prevent gastrointestinal distress.
- Cholesterol Free.