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  • Overview
  • Overview

    Ragi is the common name for Eleusine coracana, and it derives this name from the finger like branching of the panicle. Believed to have originated in Africa some 5000 years ago, the millet was introduced to India around 4,000 years back.

    The tiny, round millet which is generally ground into flour for making flatbreads or rotis is also eaten in the form of ragi mudde, a popular meal in southern India.

    The vital fact that it is a significant source of protein makes the millet a perfect choice for vegetarians. This beautiful brick-red colored cereal is packed with iron, protein, calcium, fiber and thiamine and its high nutritional value makes it a must have for all age groups.

  • Ragi for all
  • Ragi for all

    • An apt option for diabetics
    • Excellent anti-ageing agent
    • Helps to remove heat from the body
    • A good weight loss food
    • Helps in decreasing cholesterol levels
    • Assure good bone health
    • Has a relaxing effect on the body
    • Helps battle anxiety, insomnia, migraine and depression
  • Ragi for Pregnant women and Nursing moms
  • Ragi for Pregnant women and Nursing moms

    • Helps in increasing milk production in lactating mothers
    • Helps to regain energy after delivery
    • Helps to avoid anemia during pregnancy
    • Due to high calcium and iron content works as a great cereal
    • Helps in improving blood production, which essential during child birth
    • Helps in regulating the blood sugar levels
    • Helps in lowering the cholesterol
  • Ragi for kids
  • Ragi for kids

    • High content of calcium and amino acid threonine helps during teething years
    • Boosts immunity in children
    • Helps in bone structure and health development
    • Helps to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression due to amino acid
    • Improve blood formation due to rich iron content
    • Keeps hair and skin healthy
    • Control blood sugar in obese toddler
  • Ragi for body organs
  • Ragi for body organs

    • Maintains the health of bones
    • Good for the heart
    • Keeps the liver healthy
    • Helps to tackle constipation
    • A good substitute for dairy products
    • Good for those suffering from anemia
    • Good for those suffering from osteoporosis


  • Myths and facts
  • Myths and facts

    Myth : Ragi is hard to digest

    Fact : The high fiber content of ragi leads to slower digestion and thus the only thing you should make sure while having ragi is to have lesser quantities.

    Myth : Those with lactose intolerance have hardly any option to fulfill their calcium requirements

    Fact : Milk and dairy foods are excellent sources of calcium but they are not the only sources. Many dairy free foods are also high in calcium for e.g. green vegetables, soy products like tofu, soymilk and millets like ragi.

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