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
- Shobana et al. (2013) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23522794
- 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.
- Pradhan A, Nag SK and Patil SK. 2010. Dietary management of finger millet (Eleusine coracana
Gaerth) controls diabetes. Current Science. 25:62-65.