finger millet


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finger millet

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An annual grass (Eleusine coracana) having a panicle with a whorl of fingerlike spikes, first cultivated in northern Africa and now grown as a cereal crop in India and Africa. Also called ragi.
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Noun1.finger millet - East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient
Eleusine, genus Eleusine - annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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Cereals:- 117 high yielding varieties/hybrids of cereals comprising 65of rice, 14 of wheat, 24 of maize, 5 of finger millet, 3 of pearl millet, 1 each of sorghum, barley, foxtail millet, kodo millet, little millet and proso millet were released for cultivation in different agro-ecologies of the country during 2017.
Snacks can also be made using high-fibre flour, finger millet or bajra, ragi or soya along with wheat flour and seasoned with herbs and spices instead of salt.
Note: White urad dal (a type of black lentil that has been split and husked), ragi flour (malted finger millet flour), frozen shredded coconut and curry leaves are available in Indian markets.
The cereal crops tested were maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet, and legumes: tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolias), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), Bambara nut (Vigna subterranea), groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan.
Since finger millet is predominantly grown as rain fed crop by small farmers, the disease management by chemical means is found to be effective.
Africa has its own species of rice, as well as finger millet, folio, pearl millet, sorghum, teff, guinea millet, and several dozen wild cereals whose grains are eaten.
The Acholi are known by their love for millet bread (Kwon Kal) and the first crop to be planted by every Acholi farmer is finger millet.
India is a major cultivator of finger millet with a total cultivated area of 15870 km2.
3] Make your own multigrain and nut flours by mixing equal parts whole-wheat flour, chickpea flour, finger millet, and sorghum flour.
Some of the foods that you can eat include: Arrowroot, buckwheat, cassava (manioc), corn, flax, Legumes (dry beans, peas, lentils), millet, finger millet (Ragi), nuts, potatoes, quinoa, rice, sago, seeds, sorghum, soy, tapioca, teff and moderate amounts of Oats that are free of gluten contamination.