Barnyard Millet Flakes :
The Barnyard Millet (Echinochloa Frumantacea) is a wild seed and fastest growing crop, which can produce ripe grains within 45 days from the sowing time under optimal weather conditions. These millets have a hard cellulosic husk layer that humans cannot digest. The removal of the husk layer becomes the primary task of processing these grains. Once removed, the respective millets’ rice is attained. Small seeds of Barnyard Millet are processed on groats which are then used for preparation of different types of porridges.
In India, cereal grains are not consumed during fasts which make, barnyard millets a popular ingredient during the fasting days. Barnyard millet has relatively low carbohydrate content (58.56%) having slow digestibility. The Barnyard Millet is a wholesome grain over and above common cereal grains like rice, wheat, rawa and by no means should be restricted to just the fasting days. Flakes made from this millet are equally beneficial as Browntop Millet.
Health Benefits of Barnyard Millet Flakes :
- Low in Calories
- Rich in Fiber
- Low Glycemic Index
- Gluten-Free Food
- Good Source of Iron