Barnyard millets are high in fibre content, phosporous and calcium. Bardyard has low glycemic index and thus helps in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease with regular intake of this millet.
Barnyard millet does not suffer from major fungal diseases and is a valuable fodder plant. Millets, are predominantly starchy. The protein content is comparable to that of wheat and maize.
Barnyard millet has the lowest carbohydrate content and energy value amongst all the varieties of Millets. The bran layers of millets are good sources of B-complex vitamins.
barnyard millet is an appropriate food for patients intolerant to gluten causing celiac disease.