Ragi is an extremely nutritious millet, that resembles mustard seeds in appearance. Finger millet is especially valuable as it contains the amino acid methionine, which is lacking in the diets of the poor who live on starchy staples such as cassava, plantain, polished rice or maize meal.Karnataka is the leading producer of ragi. Ragi is a source of good carbohydrates. Ragi is a gluten-free cereal. It is loaded with several benefits and we should embrace Ragi in our food. Ragi Cookies is a great choice for healthy cookies and works great when you are trying to lose weight.
Facts About Ragi.
Finger Millet, also known as Ragi is an important millet grown extensively in various regions of India and Africa. Its scientific name is Eleusine coracana. It ranks sixth in production after wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and bajra in India.
Here are 7 health benefits of finger millet(Ragi).
- Skin: Source of vitamin D improves vitality, improves skin tissues and reduces wrinkles.
- Diabetes: Ragi has a low glycemic index and hence reduces food cravings. Helps in keeping the blood sugar in check.
- Anemia: Ragi is a good source of iron and helps improve hemoglobin levels.
- Insomnia: Ragi is a source of antioxidants like Tryptophan and Amino acids. This helps to reduce anxiety, depression, and Insomnia.
- Weight loss: Ragi is high in dietary fiber. It reduces unnecessary food cravings thus helps in weight loss.
- Finger millet is an excellent source of natural calcium which helps in strengthening bones for growing children and aging people. Regular consumption of finger millet is good for bone health.
- Green ragi (finger millet) is recommended for conditions of blood pressure, liver disorders, asthma and heart weakness. Green ragi is also recommended to lactating mothers in conditions of lack of milk production.
Recipe: Ragi Oatmeal Cookies
There’s nothing quite like a batch of homemade Ragi Oatmeal Cookies. These Ragi oatmeal cookies are very moist with a good flavor. Add a cup of oats, if you desire. Please find the recipe in the link below to make your own healthy Ragi oatmeal cookies at home.