Finger millet

Health-giving super food

Rich source of calcium

Finger millet contains thrice the amount of calcium as milk1 and almost 8 times the amount found in other cereals3. Bioavailability of calcium from meals prepared from finger millet is higher than from other wheat- and sorghum-based meals2

    Suitable weaning food for children

    The high levels of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and calcium makes finger millet-based complementary foods appropriate weaning foods for babies.


    1. Shobana et al. (2013)
    2. Bhavyashree SH, Jamuna Prakash, Kalpana Platel, Srinivasan K. Bioaccessibility of minerals from cereal-based composite meals and ready-to-eat foods. J Food Sci Technol, 46(5), 431-435.
    3. Pradhan A, Nag SK and Patil SK. 2010. Dietary management of finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaerth) controls diabetes. Current Science. 25:62-65.

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