Do not buy loose packs as there are more chances of spoilage with worms and pests. Make sure to check the packaging before buying so that there are no holes in it. Check for the "use by" date as well.
Excessive consumption of ragi might cause an adverse effect. Millets contain goitrogen, a substance that interferes with the production of thyroid hormones and inhibits iodine uptake and utilization by the thyroid gland. Hence, people with thyroid problems need to restrict their consumption of millets like ragi. (3)
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Ragi is one of the very nutritious millets of all and resembles mustard seeds in appearance. Ragi has three layers: the outer bran, the middle endosperm, and the inner germ. The hull of the ragi grain is indigestible and therefore the grain is usually hulled before consuming. This process of hulling hardly affects the nutrition content of the millet. A grain rich in protein, calcium, fiber and iron, ragi has traditionally been used across the world in varied food products. It is known to be originated in Africa and has been cultivated for many thousands of years in Uganda and Ethiopia. India ranks number one in the production of Ragi known as finger millet contributing 58% of global production today.