Ragi(s) to Riches.

Ragi(s) to Riches.

These days, everyone’s raving about Ragi. Ragi is a cereal crop found in the arid and semiarid areas in Africa and Asia. This humble super millet, packed with abundant fibre and calcium, is extremely beneficial due to its umpteen health benefits. The husk of Ragi grain is indigestible and therefore the grain is usually hulled before use. This process does not process the grain, Ragi and also cannot be polished like other grains because it is too tiny and this makes it possible for us to consume it in its purest form. Grain is then used as flour and or used as malted, which is used to make porridge, laddoo, powder, Ragi muddle and some savory snacks too. Realizing its health benefits, Ragi is also been mixed with other grains like rice and wheat to prepare traditional dishes like idli, upma and rotis as well.

Known as finger millet in English, this super food has long been a traditional baby food. Prior to the 1950s, whole grains like Ragi were considered a traditional diet until rice became India’s staple food. Ragi can be placed at the pinnacle of food grains because of its high nutritional value. It is gluten-free and highly suitable for those who are gluten or lactose intolerant. It is a wonder grain for weight loss. It is considered as the best aid for people suffering from diabetes. It is also a common baby food in south India. Benefits and wonders that Ragi can offer in the long run-

  • Eleusinian is the major protein content that is found in Ragi and, this protein helps prevent malnutrition and is considered to be a healthy source of protein.

  • Ragi has high amounts of fiber in it that it keeps your stomach full and stops you from unwanted cravings. This leads to weight loss. It reduces the level of blood sugar in body and turns it into insulin.

  • Ragi is also a natural skin care agent and an anti-ageing cereal.

  • A lactating mother must add green Ragi to her daily diet and it will increase amino acids content and calcium, and iron which is very important for the mother and the child.

  • Consuming Ragi on regular basis lowers the level of blood sugar and stabilizes sugar level.

  • One amazing benefit of eating Ragi is that it acts as a natural relaxant for your body. Consuming Ragi helps in dealing with anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

  • Ragi helps in preventing risk of cancer because it contains fiber and phytonutrients that prevent the risk of colon cancer.

Ragi is cultivated using organic farming methods at Kamaleya. The millet is filling, wholesome and recommended for all age groups. Add it to your everyday meal to increase fiber in your diet. To ensure that the calcium and iron are easily absorbed, buy the easily available Kamaleya Ragi dosa mix, Kamaleya Ragi powder and Kamaleya Ragi flour made from organic Ragi. Our motto is "Health meets Convenience”. Our aim is that our food and spices give you the goodness, flavors and aroma that come from pure and unadulterated spices. Add them to your daily diet and feel good by eating good.


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