What are The Benefits of Eating Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali

What are The Benefits of Eating Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali

What is Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali

Barnyard millet known as kuthiravali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam. Like other millets, barnyard millets are gluten free and vegan cereals. In north India it is called as Samak / Swang. North Indians use Barnyard millet during fasting season of navarathiri.

kuthiravali (tamil) are tiny white, round grains belonging to the millet family (siruthaniyam). Kuthiravali means horse tail, this name is derived because the crop looks like horse tail.

Nutritional Value of Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)

High in fibre

Good source of zinc and manganese

Helps to maintain body temperature

Rich Anti - Oxidant

High in Carbohydrate

The bran layer has fat (good fat) and minerals

Millets are predominantly starch. (It gives a sweet taste)

Good source of B-complex vitamins

The protien content is comparable to that of wheat and maize

Health Benefits of Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)

Good for diabetic patients

Helps accelerate weight loss

Barnyard millet has the lowest carbohydrates content and energy value among all the varieties of millets

Recipes made from Barnyard Millet (kuthiravali)

Kuthiraivali pongal

Kuthiraivali (Barnyard millet) upma

Kuthiraivali Dosai

kuthiraivali rice idli

kuthiraivali adai

kuthiraivali curd rice


Samak / Swang / Barnyard Millet Pulav

Do not miss the benefits of this great cereal food Barnyard millets. Enjoy the taste and health benefits of Barnyard millets.