Nachni (Hindi Kezhvaragu/Keppai (Tamil) Ragi/Moothari (Malayalam) Ragulu (Telugu) Ragi
(Kannada) Bhav (Gujarati) Madua (Bengali) Mandia (Oria)

Finger millet, the brown and fine mustard-like grain is a staple cereal in the Indian subcontinent and Africa. This hardy, millennia-old, resilient and low-rain fed crop is popularly known as ragi across South India. The oldest evidence for finger millet dates to 3000 BC from what is now central Sudan where this grain was domesticated. However, today, India is one of the largest producers of finger millet in the world.

 A good source of carbohydrates, proteins and fiber
 Rich in magnesium, phosphorus, and has a bouquet of vitamins
 Diabetic-friendly
 Calcium rich – recommended for women and babies
 Promotes good health and boosts immunity

Nutritive Value of Finger Millet

100gms per serving

  • Protein 5–8%
  • Minerals 2.5 %
  • Calcium 344mg%
  • Potassium 408mg%
  • Fat .3%
  • Calories 336

The Millet Magic

 It was advocated primarily for weight loss, strengthening bones, control cholesterol and
blood sugar.
 Because of its high nutritional content ragi flour is recommended as a weaning food
especially in the southern parts of India.
 To keep malnutrition, degenerative diseases and premature aging at bay, people were
asked to consumer finger millets more regularly.