Sprouting Ragi & Sprouted Ragi Flour

"Sprouted ragi develops vitamin C in the process of sprouting, therefore the iron in ragi becomes more bioavailable when consumed as sprouted ragi flour or ragi malt."ragiflour



Finger millet contains important amino acids viz., isoleucine, leucine, methionine and phenyl alanine which are not present in other starchy meals.

It has the highest amount of calcium (344 mg %) and potassium (408 mg %). Ragi is a great source of iron making it beneficial for individuals with low hemoglobin levels. 

Millets also contains B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid. Some of the health benefits of ragi are attributed to its polyphenol and dietary fiber contents. Due to its high content of polyphenols and dietary fiber ragi exhibits anti-diabetic and antioxidant and antimicrobial properties; it protects against tumors and atherosclerosis (narrowing and hardening of blood vessels). Being low in fat and gluten free, ragi is easy to digest. It is therefore, given as first foods to babies in the form of ragi porridge


Ragi in anemia: Ragi is an excellent plant source of natural Iron. Its consumption helps in Anemia. Vitamin C increases iron absorption. Sprouted ragi develops vitamin C in the process of sprouting, therefore the iron in ragi becomes more bioavailable when consumed as sprouted ragi flour or ragi malt.

How to Sprout Ragi :


Step 1: Clean Ragi grains in water untill water runs clean.

Step 2: Drain water and spread ragi grains on a thin cloth. Bring the edges of the towel and tie the grains loosely with the cloth.



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Step 3: Place the cloth back in the colander. Keep a bowl to hold this colander. Place this in a dark place for 24-48 hours depending on the humidity or climatic conditions. In summer, 12-18 hours is enough.

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Step 4: You can see ragi sprouts by end of 24-48 hours. Spread the cloth or transfer the sprouted grains to new cloth and spread the grains. Make sure the cloth is dry. Let the sprouted grains dry well. Powder it in a mill or in mixer grinder. Filter the ground powder in a muslin cloth. Resulting filtered powder is good for making porridge for babies


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Step 5: Choose a recipe from this blog and make yummy dishes out of the Ragi flour you made :)

Ragi Dose 

Ragi Mudde

Ragi Cookies

Ragi Soup with Veggies

Ragi Idli


Ragidishes
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