Red Teff – Ragi Whole – Fingerhirse
Ragi eller Finger hirse stammer fra Afrika og er blevet dyrket i mange tusind år i Uganda og Etiopien.
I Indien blev afgrøden formentlig indført for 4000 år siden og er blevet fundet i arkæologiske udgravninger i Harappan Civilization.
- Fordele ved Ragi
- Ragi har højt proteinindhold
- Ragi er en rig kilde til mineraler
- Ragi kontrollerer diabetes
- Ragi har antimikrobielle egenskaber
- Ragi har kræftpotentiale
- Ragi holder dig ung
- Ragi reducerer “dårlig” cholestrol, forhindrer kardiovaskulær sygdom
Ragi (Eleusine coracana) is a widely growing annual plant found most abundantly in Africa and Asia. It is a hardy crop that can grow in high altitudes and withstand harsh weather conditions. Karnataka is the largest producer of this crop in India with 58% share in the country’s annual production. Benefits of ragi are numerous and it is a highly nutritious cereal loaded with calcium, proteins, iron and other minerals. It is rich in fiber and contains very less unsaturated fat that makes it a perfect food for weight loss.
Health Benefits of Ragi:
Ragi for weight loss: Ragi contains an amino acid, Tryptophan which reduces appetite. It has a much higher amount of dietary fiber compared to white rice and other grains. It is also a low fat cereal and most of the fats are in the unsaturated form. This makes it the best choice in grains for people trying to lose weight. The bulkiness of the fibers and the slower digestion rate makes one feel fuller on fewer calories and therefore helps prevent excess caloric consumption.
Ragi for bones: Ragi is the richest source of calcium among plant foods. Calcium along with vitamin D helps to strengthen bones. It is an excellent source of natural calcium for children and aging people. It helps in development of bones in growing children and in maintenance of bone health in adults. Thus Ragi helps to keep bone problems at bay and could reduce risk of fractures too.
Ragi for diabetics: Regular consumption of finger millet is known to reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus and gastrointestinal tract disorders and these properties are attributed to its high polyphenol and dietary fiber content. According to research Finger Millet based diets help diabetics as they contain higher amounts of fiber over other cereals and millets. Diets based on whole finger millet have a lower glycemic response i.e. lower ability to increase blood sugar level. This has been attributed to presence of certain factors in Ragi flour which lower digestibility and absorption of starch.
Major portion of Ragi Flour is carbohydrate, around 80%. The Fat percentage is quite less which is good. Protein and fiber contents vary but range from less to moderate. 100 grams of Ragi has roughly on an average of 336 KCal of energy in them.
- Benefits of Ragi
- Ragi has high protein content
- Ragi is a rich source of minerals
- Ragi controls diabetes
- Ragi has anti-microbial properties
- Ragi has anti-cancer potential
- Ragi keeps you young
|Næringsindhold pr.||100 Gram|
|Energi ( KJ / Cal )||1381 / 330|
|heraf mættetde fedtsyrer||0 g|
|heraf sukkerarter||0 g|