It is commonly known as finger millet, African finger millet, red millet caracan millet, koracan, and ragi Kannada: E.coracana is native to the Ethiopian Highlands.
Finger millet have been cultivated in India from as far back as 4000 years ago. Now the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and few others produce ragi. Karnataka is the top producer of Ragi and has 58% share in India's export of this crop.
It is very adaptable to higher elevations and is grown in the Himalaya up to 2,300 metres in elevation.
When it comes to calcium, there is no other plant source that comes even close to Ragi. It is loaded with calcium and vitamin D that makes it a vital component for increasing bone strength.
Ragi is a powerhouse of health benefiting nutrients that help in reducing weight and also acts as a treatment for multiple diseases like Brittle Bones,Osteoporosis, Anemia and Diabetes. It is a natural relaxant that helps in relieving stress and anxiety. It is one such rare cereal that does n’t need tobe polished and, therefore, can be consumed in its purest form with all its goodness intact.
What is inside?
· Calories 373kcal
· Total Fat 3g kcal
· Iron 4mgkcal
· Fiber 0.1gkcal
· Calcium 100mgkcal
· Sodium 76gkcal
· Sugar 15mgkcal