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Kodo Millet-Nutritional Value and Utilization in Indian Foods

Publisher: Journal of Grain Processing and Storage

Kodo millet, one of the ancient grains of the world, originated from Africa and domesticated in India few thousand years ago is a draught resistant plant. This millet crop is grown in arid and semi-arid regions of African and Asian countries. In India, Kodo millet grown mostly in the Deccan region and the cultivation extends to the foothills of Himalayas. Kodo millet is rich in dietary fiber and minerals like iron, antioxidant. The phosphorus content in kodo millet is lower than any other millet and its antioxidant potential is much higher than any other millet and major cereals. Processing like parboiling and debranning affects the mineral content and fibre, however it reduced anti-nutritional factors like phytate. Several traditional Indian food items have been prepared solely from kodo or blended with other cereal and legume flours to enhance the nutritional value, palatability and functionality.

Author(s): R.H. Sadvatha, M.K. Tripathi, D. Mohapatra, S.S. Deshpande | Views(237) | Download (207)

  
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