Barnyard Millet

Barnyard Millet

The Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumantacea) is a wild seed and not a grain, mainly grown in the hilly areas of Uttaranchal, India. The barnyard millet is the fastest growing crop, which can produce ripe grains within 45 days from the sowing time under optimal weather conditions. The other names of barnyard millet areshyama in Bengali,moraiyo in Gujarati,sanwa in Hindi,oodalu in Kannada,kuthiraivolly in Tamil and udalu in Telugu.
Benefits Of Barnyard Millet:- Low in Calories Barnyard millet is a good source of highly digestible protein and at the same time is least caloric dense compared to all other cereals. It is a grain which makes one feel light and energetic after consumption. A serving of barnyard millets (25g, raw) gives 75 calories and 1.5g of protein.
According to research on nutrient content on millets, some varieties of barnyard millet have shown to contain high amounts of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet) which was the richest amongst all millets and cereal grains. Barnyard millet could be a good source of iron for vegetarians.

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  • 1.Barnyard millet is a grain crop of lesser importance. 
    2.It is very drought resistant but is also capable of withstanding water logging conditions.
    3.It is generally grown as a rainfed crop.Kudiraivali grains are consumed just like rice.
    4.They are also used in making rice pudding (kheer). The digestibility of protein is 40 per cent.
    5.The grain is eaten mostly by the poor classes, but sometimes it is brewed the beer. It is also used as feed for cage birds.