Finger Millet -Ragi

Finger Millet -Ragi

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana), often known as ragi in India, stands unique among the cereals such as barley, rye and oats with higher nutritional contents and has outstanding properties as a subsistence food crop. It is rich in calcium, dietary fiber, phytates (0.48%), protein, minerals and phenolics. It is also a rich source of thiamine, riboflavin, iron, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine and other essential amino acids.


The abundance of these phytochemicals enhances the nutraceutical potential of finger millet, making it a powerhouse of health benefiting nutrients. It has distinguished health beneficial properties, such as anti-diabetic, anti-diarrheal, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antitumorigenic, anti-atherosclerogenic effects, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.


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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 31, 2023

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