It has 6 times high fiber content when compared to wheat. It is a gluten-free millet with high calcium, phosphorous & fibre. It is high in carbohydrates & fat too. It helps to maintain the body temperature and acts as a good anti-oxidant too.
It is used both as food for human and feed for animals. It is also used to make bread, soup, biscuits, flour, porridge, cakes, alcoholic beverages etc.