Kodo Millet - 1Kg (Arikelu) (Varagu) (Arka) (Kodra)
About Kodo Millet:
Kodo millet is very easy to digest commonly called as arikelu. In Tamil Nadu millet used as an alternative to rice called varagu rice. It contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system. Kodo millets are rich in B6 and folic acid, especially niacin, B vitamins, as well as the minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, zinc and magnesium. Arikelu does not contain any gluten and is good for people who are gluten intolerant. Including kodo millet in your diet is beneficial to control high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Kodo millet is a great way to get your proteins. Varagu is rich in fiber which is very good food for diabetic patients. arikelu are low in fat and high in fiber keeps our tummy satiated for a very long time which makes the millet an ideal weight loss food. The paste of Kodo Millet and water, when applied as a poultice on the wounds, accelerates wound healing.
Names for kodo millet in other languages spoken in the countries where it is cultivated include:
- Kannada: Arka
- Telugu: Arikelu
- Hindi: Kodra
- Tamil: Varagu