Ragi/Madua/ Nachni/Finger Millet is a source of a versatile atta that can be used in numerous and varied dishes. A super house of nutrients, Ragi flour complements many recipes. Apart from being a catalyst for a superb taste, it also provides us nourishment. Now you have got enough reasons to embrace Ragi and its benefits.
Ragi atta is highly nutritious and is even recommended as a first food for infants as young as six months of age. It is rich in protein, iron and calcium and has a higher amount of fiber compared to other cereals and grains. It has a special amino acid Tryptophan which helps in weight loss. It is loaded with calcium, Niacin, thiamin and riboflavin.
Being rich in carbohydrates, it’s a good source of energy. It controls the cholesterol level by reducing plaque formation and prevents blockage of blood vessels, thereby cutting down the risk of stroke and other heart diseases. It helps in weight loss, controls diabetes mellitus, aids relaxation, and helps improve digestion.
Ways to Cherish
Other than Chapattis, it is also relished in the form of Ragi Upma, Ragi Idli, Ragi Malt during summers etc. It could be used to bake cakes, cookies, puddings, porridges etc.
Keep it in cool & dry place.