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Monday, 18 June 2012

Millet finger/African millet/ Korakan

What is Finger Millet
Ragi (finger millet) are tiny deep red pearls which can be consumed in several ways, to obtain its nutrient values. This wonder grain is known for its many health benefits. The Latin name of Ragi is Elusine Indica which is a traditional crop of South India. The villagers consider ragi superior to rice and wheat with its high nutritional values, and over centuries they consume ragi in their daily use. Ragi helps to stay filled for a longer time avoiding feeling hungry, fight ill-effects of heat during summer and is recommended cereal for diabetics.


Health Benefits

  • Ragi contains 12-13 % moisture, negligible fat and about 10% protein with the essential amino acid methionine and lecithin. It is also loaded with they are high amounts of fiber, B-complex vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, minerals like iron, calcium and vitamin E. It is an excellent food for toddlers, adolescent girls’, expectant mothers and aged people. Additionally, the low glycemic index of nachani makes it ideal for diabetes as it blunts the rise in blood sugar once absorbed.
  • Ragi is best for weight loss. Make ragi balls and substitute this for rice. You will soon notice the difference.
  • Ragi cherry is one of the best semi-solid foods that you give your kid before you get him used to solid food. It's the best baby food in India to give make kids strong.
  • Ragi is also a rich source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol level.
  • Ragi is best food for weight control, diabetes and a cooling the body.
  • Ragi is rick in calcium so good for bone
Medical disclaimer:
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications. 

Names In Other Languages for Millet Finger (Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu):

Nutritional value
Nutritional value per 100 g. 

Read more:Nutrition Value in RAGI

Finger Millet Substitute


Where it can be used

Most of the usage are using finger millet (Ragi) powder. It can be used to make breakfast porridge, main course, dessert and snacks..

How to Store

Always store in air tight containers in a cool dry place. It is best to use fresh finger millet (Ragi). Thus purchase in smaller quantities.

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