Kodo Millet/Varagu Arisi
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Nutritional Benefits of Varagu

This cereal also known as ‘Varagu’ forms the main stay of the dietary nutritional requirements. It has a high protein content (11%), low fat (4.2%), 65 g of carbohydrates, 5.2g of fibre, B Vitamins especially niacin, B6 and 23.1g of folic acid and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
Varagu is also rich in anti-oxidants polyphenols, an antioxidant compound, tannins, phosphorous and phytic acids. Its antioxidant potential is much higher than any other millet and major cereals. The phosphorus content is lower in Kodo millet in comparison to other millets.

Varagu is a good substitute to rice or wheat. The protein, fibre, and mineral content are much higher than the major cereals like rice. It can be cooked just like rice or ground into flour. It provides balanced nutrition, unlike polished white rice.

Health Benefits of Varagu
It is easy to digest, contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system. It is rich in photo chemicals, phytate that helps in reduction of cancer risks. It helps to reduce the body weight and beneficial for postmenopausal women. It is good for those suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Also, it is good for diabetics, its anti–diabetic compounds like quercetin, ferulic acid, p – hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid and syringic acid from Varagu prevents obesity. Kodo millets contain no gluten and are good for people who are gluten intolerant.

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