Ragi Malt Porridge

nutrition facts

Serving Size115 gCalories402
Calories fromFat 33Total Fat3.7g 6%
Trans Fat0.0gCholesterol0mg 0%
Calcium44%Iron26%
Sodium3mg 0%Sugars4.8g
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
Potassium80mg 2%Protein8.7g
Dietary Fiber4.2g 17%Protein8.7g

nutrition facts

Serving Size115 g
Calories fromFat 33
Trans Fat0.0g
Calcium44%
Sodium3mg 0%
Vitamin A0%
Potassium80mg 2%
Dietary Fiber4.2g 17%
Calories402
Total Fat3.7g 6%
Cholesterol0mg 0%
Iron26%
Sugars4.8g
Vitamin C0%
Protein8.7g
Protein8.7g

Procedure:

  1. Take the ragi malt powder in a cup and add water just to mix them to smooth consistency with no lumps so mix slowly by adding small amount of water
  2. Boil 1 glass of water and add the above ragi paste stirring continuously to avoid any lumps on low heat or simmer
  3. Add more water if needed
  4. Add jaggery and cardamom powder for taste .it is optional
  5. Stir continuously until bubbles arise
  6. Once cooked you can add the crushed nuts and serve in a glass

Ragi/nachni/finger millet is one of the nutritious food available in India.ragi flour is available in all the market.Better to buy the  organic or homemade.You can even make ragi flour easily in the home also.sprouting increases the nutritional value. It is better to avoid cows milk in ragi porridge as it can decrease the absorption of Iron in ragi. Comparing to other grains like brown rice or wheat .it is low in calorie  and high in calcium and amino acids

Benefits of Ragi

Ragi is rich in calcium so it helps in muscle and bone strengthening,especially women of perimenopausal age should eat Ragi on a daily basis as it can prevent bone erosion and osteoporosis

Ragi is also a source of iron so it can treat anemia and increase the hemoglobin levels.Sprouting increases the vitamin C level of Ragi which helps in more absorption of iron from Ragi

Ragi helps in weight loss as it contain amino acid Tryptophan and contains a high amount of dietary fiber which makes the stomach fuller for a longer time and prevent you from binging

Ragi can also maintain the blood sugar level because of the fiber and polyphenols present.Ragi has got high amount of fibers compared to any other grains

Helps in digestion and aids in relaxation

Ragi is a rich source of proteins and amino acids Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Methionine and Tryptophan that help in muscle functioning, maintaining metabolism, blood formation, fighting anxiety and depression and also promotes the release of growth hormones

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