Botanical Name: Echinochloa Esculenta
Tamil Name: குதிரைவாலி – Kuthiraivali
Hindi Name: बरनीदार बाजरा – baraneedaar baajara
Malayalam Name : ബാർയാർഡ് മില്ലറ്റ് / bāryārḍ millaṟṟ
Telugu Name : బార్న్యార్డ్ మిల్లెట్ / Bārn’yārḍ milleṭ
About Barnyard Millet
Echinochloa Esculenta or hie is also called as barnyard millet, a type of grass that rises so fast, it is said to suck out nutrients in the surrounding soil that.
If it is planted next to rice patties then it may affect the growth of rice plants. Japanese barnyard millet is said to be a cultivar of wild cockspur grass.
It has high nutritional value including iron, zinc, and copper also pantothenic acid. Barnyard millet has less carbohydrate content and energy value among all other varieties of Millets.
The bran layers of millets are rich sources of B-complex vitamins. Barnyard millet is apt food for patients intolerant to gluten causing celiac disease.
Below are the Nutrition Contents Per 100gms.
Health Benefits of Barnyard Millet
Low in Calories
Barnyard millet is a good source of highly digestible protein also it has low calories when compared to other cereals. It gives a light feel to the human body and adds immune power for strengthening both mind and body. A serving of barnyard millets (25g, raw) gives 75 calories and 1.5g of protein
Rich in Fiber
It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber which has a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fractions. It contains highest amount fiber when compared to other grains.
It has been proven that the dietary fiber content of barnyard millet was high (12.6%) including soluble (4.2%) and insoluble (8.4%) fractions. The high fiber content prevents from constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping.
The Carbohydrate level is low in Barnyard Millet also it increases the amount of starch, basically this is recommended for cardiovascular patients.
This millet is one of the best foods for diabetic patients. Regular consumption of Barnyard millet can reduce the sugar levels, after intake of these foods the carbohydrate tolerance will be improved for patients.
Barnyard millet is gluten-free also it’s a required food for patients who are looking for a gluten-free life. This millet can be easily cooked and the taste will be awesome. It eliminates the wheat, barley, as well as rye-based foods.
Good Source of Iron
The nutrient content on millets helps in various ways, it also contains high amounts of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet) . Barnyard millet could be a good source of iron.
Some of the varieties of barnyard millet have shown to contain which was the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains.