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Finger Millet

Also Known As : Ragi, Nachani, Nachni
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. Eleusine Coracana
  2. Extruded Ragi Flakes
  3. Finger Millet (Ragi) Flour
  4. Finger Millet flour
  5. Grain Flour (Ragi)
  6. Naachni
  7. Nachani Flour
  8. Organic Finger Millet
  9. Organic Ragi
  10. Organic Ragi Flour
  11. Organic Sprouted Ragi
  12. Pure Ragi
  13. Ragi (Finger Millet)
  14. Ragi atta
  15. Ragi Flakes
  16. Ragi Flour
  17. Ragi powder
  18. Ragi Seeds
  19. Ragi Whole
  20. Sprouted and Roasted Ragi (Finger Millet)
  21. Sprouted Ragi
  22. Sprouted Ragi Flour
  23. Whole Grain Ragi
  24. Whole Grain Ragi Flour
  25. Whole 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. Finger 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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