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Finger Millet

Also Known As : Ragi
Technical Name : Eleusine coracana


Usage Tips

  1. Ragi flour can be used to make flatbreads, dosas, idlis and biscuits.
  2. Ragi can be stored for a period of 10 years when not threshed.

Common names and forms

  1. Extruded Ragi Flakes
  2. Finger Millet (Ragi) Flour
  3. Finger Millet flour
  4. Grain Flour (Ragi)
  5. Naachni
  6. Organic Finger Millet
  7. Organic Ragi
  8. Organic Ragi Flour
  9. Organic Sprouted Ragi
  10. Pure Ragi
  11. Ragi
  12. Ragi (Finger Millet)
  13. Ragi atta
  14. Ragi Flakes
  15. Ragi Flour
  16. Ragi Seeds
  17. Ragi Whole
  18. Sprouted and Roasted Ragi (Finger Millet)
  19. Sprouted Ragi
  20. Whole Grain Ragi Flour


Finger millet also known as Ragi, are an annual herbaceous plant. They are one of the nutritious cereal crop which is available as whole grain, flakes and grinded to form flour .They are also sprouted and consumed. Ragi millet flour is gluten free.

Health benefits

  • It is best for weight loss and also controls diabetes.(1)
  • It does not contain gluten and hence people with celiac disease are recommended to include ragi in their diet.(2)
  • Finger millet is helpful in relaxing the body naturally. It benefits in conditions like anxiety, depression and insomnia.(3)
  • It is also helpful in easing migraines.(3)
  • Eating Finger millet regularly is good for bone health, it also keeps diseases such as osteoporosis at bay and reduces the risk of fracture.(3)


  • Overconsumption of finger millet can show adverse effects in patients with kidney stones and urinary stones.(4)
  • It can even increase the amount of oxalic acid content in the human body.(4)

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