The common English name of Ragi is finger millet, owing to the appearance of the head of the grain comprising five spikes and thus, resembling the five fingers attached to the palm of the hand.The straight or sometimes curved branches hold seeds arranged in florets, which can be brown, red or purple in colour. Widely distributed across several states in India, its local names include “Ragi” in Kannada, Hindi and Telugu, “Nachni” in Marathi, “Madua” in Bengali and “Kezhvaragu” in Tamil.
Health benefits of finger millet (ragi) :
1.Holistic Breakfast Food.
2. Supplies Essential Amino Acids.
3. Supports Gluten-Free Diet.
4. Fortifies Bone Density.
5. Keeps Blood Sugar Levels In Check.
6. Boosts Nervous System Function.