Kelvaragu – Ragi


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Finger Millet, also known as Ragi is an important millet grown extensively in various regions of India and Africa. Its scientific name is Eleusine coracana. It ranks sixth in production after wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and bajra in India. In India, ragi (finger millet) is mostly grown and consumed in Karnataka, and to a limited extent in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Goa. Being non-glutinous, finger millet is safe for people suffering from gluten allergy and celiac disease. It is non-acid forming, and hence easy to digest. Finger millet is rich in amino acids (Tryptophan, Threonine, Valine, Isoleucine and Methionine).And grown in Krishnagiri district, the state of Tamilnadu where Nagi Reddy’s village is located, alone produces 42 per cent of the state’s ragi. The crop matures in about 120 – 135 days depending on the tract and the variety. The ear heads are harvested with ordinary sickles and straw is cut close to ground.


  1. Ragi has high protein content
  2. Ragi is a rich source of minerals
  3. Ragi controls diabetes
  4. Ragi has anti-microbial properties
  5. Ragi has anti-cancer potential
  6. Ragi keeps you young
  7. Ragi Reduces “Bad” Cholesterol, Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
  8. Natural Weight Loss Agent
  9. Prevents your Skin from Ageing
  10. Ragi is Good for your Hair
  11. Ragi has loads of Calcium
  12. Increases Production of Mothers Milk
  13. Ragi Keeps you Relaxed
  14. Prevents Colon Cancer


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  • High in calcium and the seeds, which may be white, light brown, or dark brown, are consumed in a variety of forms including as unleavened bread made from milled flour. Various types of porridge and alcoholic beverages are also prepared from the seeds. iron; Can be stored for up gluten-free;
  • Finger millet’s phytochemicals help in slowing digestion process. This helps in controlling blood sugar level in condition of diabetes. It has been found that finger millet based diet helps diabetics as it contains higher fibre than rice and wheat. Also, the study found that diet based on whole finger millet has lower glycemic response lower ability to increase blood sugar level. This is due to presence of factors in finger millet flour which lower digestibility and absorption of starch.
  • Finger millet is a very good source of natural Iron and its consumption helps in recovery of Anemia. The Ragi based foods are highly suited for expectant mothers and elderly due to their high calcium and iron content.
  • Finger millet consumption helps in relaxing body naturally. It is beneficial in conditions of anxiety, depression and insomnia. It is also useful for migraines.
  • Green ragi (finger millet) is recommended for conditions of blood pressure, liver disorders, and asthma and heart weakness. Green ragi is also recommended to lactating mothers in condition of lack of milk production.
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