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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
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
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
Ragi is an excellent source of Iron and is a boon for people with low haemoglobin or anemic patients.
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.
Vital amino acids like Methionine and Lysine present in it make the skin tissues less prone to wrinkles and sagging.
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