Indian farmer holding ragi (ICRISAT).
tasty foods. Some, however, is malted and turned into beer as well as into easily digested foods for infants and invalids.
As in its African homeland, ragi enjoys a reputation for being both nutritious and sustaining, and Indian studies lend scientific support to this view. Certain grain types, particularly the white ones, can match the most nutritious local cereals, at least in protein content.
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