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  • Eleusine coracana, or finger millet, is an annual herbaceous plant widely grown as a cereal crop in the arid and semiarid areas in Africa and Asia.

     Interesting crop characteristics of finger millet are the ability to withstand cultivation at altitudes over 2000 m above sea level, its high drought tolerance, and the long storage time of the grains.

    Finger millet can be ground and cooked into cakes, puddings or porridge. The grain is made into a fermented drink (or beer) in Nepal and in many parts of Africa. The straw from finger millet is used as animal fodder. It is also used for a flavored drink in festivals.

    Nutritional value of finger millet per 100g

    Protein 7.6g

    Fat 1.5g

    Carbohydrate 88g

    Calcium 370mg

    Vitamins – A: 0.48mg

    Thiamine (B1): 0.33mg

    Riboflavin (B2): 0.11mg

    Niacin: (B3) 1.2mg

    Fiber 3g



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