Telugu Kodo Millet is rich, healthy and a good source of highly digestible protein. Telugu Kodo Millet intake helps to reduce fasting blood glucose levels. It also promotes a significant increase in serum insulin levels. Regular consumption of this millet is beneficial for postmenopausal women. People who are suffering from metabolic diseases like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels use it regularly. So, it helps to hydrate your colon, prevent constipation and controls your blood sugar levels.
Common names for these millets are Indian paspalum, Creeping paspalum, Ditch millet, Scrobic paspalum, Water couch, Scorbic, Mau’u-laiki, ricegrass, ricegrass paspalum.
Kodo Millet scientifically known as Paspalum scrobiculatum, is an annual grain that grows primarily in India. But it also originates in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and West Africa. It is grown as a minor crop in most of these areas, with the exception of the Deccan plateau in India where it is grown as a major health food source.
Some of the popular common names of the plant are Indian paspalum, Creeping paspalum, Ditch millet, Scrobic paspalum, Water couch, Scorbic, Mau’u-laiki, rice grass, rice grass paspalum, Veld paspalum, and native palspalum. Kodo is a popular fast or upvas food in some parts of India.
The millet is certainly superior to rice, gluten-free, and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It has large potential to provide nourishing food to subsistence farmers in Africa and elsewhere. Useful for people with diabetes, constipation, and anemia because it improves the immunity system of the body. Low glycemic index – which means that Kodo millets release glucose/energy slowly, over a longer period of time, and thus helps in sugar control. It's easy to digest, rich in antioxidants like polyphenols and it is rich in dietary fiber.