It is a high energy food which is packed with Iron. Kambu has 8 times Iron content higher than in Rice. The rich Iron content in Kambu aids in improving the hemoglobin level in the blood and prevents anemia.It is also rich in fiber, protein, minerals such as magnesium, zinc, manganese, folic acid, amino acids, lecithin, potassium, B complex vitamins, and calcium. Niacin in B complex vitamins reduces cholesterol, phosphorus plays an important part in the structure of body cells and magnesium is essential for maintaining heart health.
Potassium and Magnesium help to prevent blood pressure.The phytonutrients in Kambu called lignin help to fight cancer and reduce the risk of cardiac arrests. Eating Kambu regularly helps in the prevention of gallstones in women. The abundant source of insoluble fiber in Kambu increases movement of food and decreases bile secretion that may result in gallstones. The rich concentration of fiber helps in the easy movement of food and prevents constipation