Kodo millet was domesticated in India almost 3000 years ago. It is found across the old world in humid habitats of tropics and subtropics. It is a minor grain crop in India and an important crop in the Deccan plateau.
The fiber content of the whole grain is very high. Kodo millet has around 11% protein, and the nutritional value of the protein has been found to be slightly better than that of foxtail millet but comparable to that of other small millets. As with other food grains, the nutritive value of Kodo millet protein could be improved by supplementation with legume protein.
On the basis of inflorescence morphology the species Paspalum scrobiculatum is divided into three races Regularis, Irregularis and Variabilis.
Health benefits of Varagu
- High in Nutrition which is good for children
- High fiber content
- Varagu rice helps hydrate your colon to keep your system regular and keep you from being constipated
- Digestion friendly
- Rich in photochemical, phytic acid, which lowers cholesterol, and phytate, and that helps in reduction of cancer risks
- High antioxidant activity
- Great energy source especially good for athletes
- Complete protein source when combined with legumes - ideal for a vegetarian diet
- Varagu rice consumption decreases Triglycerides and C - reactive protein
- Serotonin in the Millet calms and soothes the moods
- Varagu rice acts as a Prebiotic feeding micro flora in your inner ecosystem
- Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:Magnesium, Fiber, Antioxidants, Tryptophan, Phoshorus, Calcium, Vitamin B and Maganese