English : Finger Millet, Bengali : Marwa, Gujarati : Nagli, Bavto, Hindi : Ragi, Mandika, Marwah Kannada : Ragi, Marathi : Nagli, Nachni, Oriya : Mandia, Punjabi : Mandhuka, Mandhal Tamil : Keppai, Ragi, Kelvaragu, Telugu : Ragi Chodi Millets have been cultivated since pre-historic times and is one of the world's earliest food plants used by humans. It is naturally gluten free and is non-acid forming. Millets are alkalizing foods which helps in preventing chronic diseases. Ragi is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It exhibits anti-diabetic, anti-microbial and anti-ulcerative properties. Traditionally in south India, ragi is used in diabetic management, as a baby food and as a calcium supplement Soak, ferment, roast or sprout before consumption to derive full benefits of millets and whole grains.