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Ragi is a hardy crop that can grow in high altitudes and withstand harsh weather conditions, making it perfectly suited for the Indian climatic conditions. In India, Ragi was introduced about 4000 years ago and has been found in archeological excavations in the Harappan Civilization.

Benefits of Ragi

  • Rich in Calcium

100gm of Ragi contains 344mg of Calcium making it the best natural source of Calcium. Calcium is very important for healthy bones, teeth and to prevent osteoporosis

  • Controls Blood Sugar levels

Ragi is abundant in polyphenols and dietary fibers compared to wheat or rice. The low glycemic index maintains the digestive pace, consequently keeping blood sugar level under control

  • Battles Anemia

Ragi is an excellent source of Iron and is a boon for people with low haemoglobin or anemic patients.

  • Source of Vitamin D

Ragi is one of the very few natural sources of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a carrier molecule for calcium, which accounts for vitality and overall wellbeing.

  • Healthy Skin

Vital amino acids like Methionine and Lysine present in it make the skin tissues less prone to wrinkles and sagging.

  • Reduces Stress

The presence of antioxidants in Ragi, mainly Tryptophan and amino acids which work as natural relaxants help combating stress and depression.

Traditional Dishes with Ragi

Ragi Mudde in Karnataka also called Ragi Sangati in AP

Ragi Kanji in Tamil Nadu

Zan in Arunachal Pradesh

Ragi Buttermilk in South India

Did you know?

1cup of Ragi has Calcium equivalent to 3 cups of Milk