Nutritional value (per 100 gms)
- Calories (KCal) 342
- Protein (g) 11.2
- Fat (g) 3.9
- Fibre (g) 10.1
- Iron (mg) 15.2
- Calcium (mg) 11
- Minerals (g) 4.4
Barnyard millet is known as shyama in Bengali, moraiyo in Gujarati, sanwa rice in Hindi, oodalu in Kannada, kuthiraivaly in Tamil and udalu in Telugu. झिंगोरा, सांवा,
Below are the health benefits of Barnyard Millet:
-Low in calories: It is a good source of highly digestible protein and is the least caloric dense compared to other cereals. Almost, one serving of barnyard millets (25g, raw) contains 75-83 calories and 1.5-1.9 g of protein.
-Low in the glycemic 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 fibre: It contains a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fibre. The content of fibre 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 a high amount of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet) which is the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains.