(Hindi: Barri, Tamil: Panivaragu, Telugu: Varigulu.)
Why is Proso Millet unique? Proso millet is sold as a health food due to lack of gluten and can be incorporated into the diets of people who are wheat intolerant.
Proso Millet is nutritious and delicious. It has somewhat of an egg-shaped fertile floret and its hull is hard and shiny and firmly encloses the seeds when it is shed. It comes in various colors, from brownish black through olive brown, orange-red, golden and light cream. The bran of Proso millet contains vital nutrients that are essential for a healthy diet and is also an excellent source of fibre! It is gluten-free and has a significant amount of carbohydrates, protein, niacin (Vitamin B3) and fatty acids. Apart from these nutrients, it also contains essential minerals like phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium.
Nervous system, Lowering Cholesterol, Anti-Ageing, Beneficial in preventing pellagra conditions-skin dryness, Beneficial for people with coeliac disease-allergy to gluten foods., Diabetes, For strengthening bones