This millet is certainly superior to rice, is gluten free and rich in fiber, Vitamins and minerals. It has large potential to provide nourishment to the body. It is becoming popular fast because of it being anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertension. It helps in weight management and cholesterol reduction. It is excellent for strengthening the nervous system. Kodo is a popular fast or "upvas" food in some parts of India.