Scientific Name : Paspalum scrobiculatum L.
Common Name : Koden (Hindi), Kodra (Hindi), Harka (Kannada), Koovaragu (Malayalam), Varagu (Tamil), Arikelu (telugu), Kodua (Oriya)
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ICRISAT GeneBank conserves 665 kodo millet germplasm accessions from various countries. Browse the list of accessions in ICRISAT GeneBank
Kodo millet is domesticated in India and cultivated in upland rice regions in India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Myanmar and in western Africa [1, 2, 3, 4] It has high protein content (11%), low fat (4.2%) and very high fibre content (14.3%). Kodo millet is very easy to digest, it contains a high amount of lecithin. Kodo millet is rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc .
For more details on kodo millet germplasm resources, genomic resources, refer the publication : Genetic and genomic resources, and breeding for accelerating improvement of small millets: current status and future interventions. Nucleus (2020) by Vetriventhan, M., Azevedo, V.C.R., Upadhyaya, H.D. et al.
Kodo Millet With Husk
Kodo Millet Without Husk
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 Nutritional and Health benefits of Millets by Dayakar Rao B., Bhaskarachary K., Arlene Christina G.D.,
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