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Healthy Ragi

Health benefits of Ragi

     Finger millet or Ragi is one of the important cereals. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of Ragi in India. Being low in fat and gluten free, ragi is easy to digest. It is therefore, given as first food to infants of six months and above in the form of ragi porridge.

     Ragi is the richest source of calcium along with vitamin D help strengthen bones. It works as a super calcium supplier for growing children and aging people. It has much higher amount of dietary fiber compared to white rice and other grains. This makes it the best choice in grains for people trying to lose weight.

     Ragi is rich in iron. Sprouted ragi develops vitamin C in the process of sprouting, vitamin C increases iron absorption, therefore its consumption helps in anemia. Murugan keerai Ragi Adai are consumed by Tamilnadu people. Even ragi - haters will like it very much.

     'Puttu' is traditional breakfast of Kerala, usually made with rice flour together with coconut and steamed in a cylindrical steamer. The same preparation is also made with ragi flour, which makes it more nutritious.

     Ragi is the best food for diabetes and cooling the body. Take the ragi flour in a pan and slowly add water to it , stirring continuously so that no lumps form and start heating for 5 minutes on low flame with continued stirring. Let the drink cool and add a pinch of salt and butter milk. This will not just cool our body, but also gives strength.

     One amazing benefit of ragi is that  it helps in relaxing the body naturally. It is found to be beneficial in conditions of anxiety, depression, migraine and imsonia. Some ragi recipes - dosa, vermicelli, ragi balls, kanji, roti.

     Ragi is truly a wonder cereal grain. With its cost - effectiveness, ragi is definitely a healthy food.

 

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Jun 13, 2017
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