Month: July 2015

Ragi – Nutrition and Benefits

The scientists have named it Eleusine Coracana. Some call it the red millet, the African finger millet, Caracan millet and many other names. In India, it is widely known as ‘Ragi’ and it is known to have been cultivated at Hallur in Karnataka, way back in the Iron Age! Ragi is still the staple food of the state of Karnataka and is consumed in the form of many dishes. The harvested millets are known for their exceptional traits that aid in their storage. They are seldom attacked by molds or insects and makes it an important crop in the risk avoidance strategy of traditional farmers.

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