Barnyard Millet is a multipurpose crop cultivated for both Food and Fodder. There are two varieties of barnyard millet – the Japanese variety cultivated in Japan and Korea while the Indian variety is cultivated only in India.Barnyard millet is rich in protein (>?10%); crude fiber (6.7–13.6%) and iron (9.3–18.6 mg per 100 g). This millet is most effective in reducing blood glucose and lipid levels and hence recommended for patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.
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