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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (342) Last page : (345)
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Nutritional and Functional Benefits of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana)

Minaxi R. Prajapati1*, Preeti H. Dave2 and P. A. Sable3

1Assistant Professor, Polytechnic in Food Science & Home Economics, Anand Agricultural University, Anand
2Assistant Professor (Food & Nutrition), Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University,
S. K. Nagar, Gujarat, India
3Scientist (Horticulture), Krushi Vigyan Kendra, Khedbrahma, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada
Agricultural University, Gujarat, India
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Received: 4.01.2019  |  Revised: 10.02.2019   |  Accepted: 17.02.2019  



India is one of the major producers of millet crop in the world. Among small millets, finger millet occupies the largest areas under cultivation. Compare to cereals such as barley, rye and oats, finger millet is a unique due to higher nutritional contents. It is a rich source of calcium among all cereals and millets. It also have good amount of carbohydrate, fibre, protein, other minerals. The phytochemicals of finger millet makes it a functional food which can be utilized to reduce the incidence of various degenerative diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers and other cognitive diseases. Though, finger millet is abundance with all these beneficial effects, its use is limited to local area where it is grown. There is an opportunity to process finger millet to produce various functional foods which can be utilized by wide population. 

Key words: Finger millet, Cereals, Nutrition, Functional

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Cite this article: Prajapati, M.R., Dave, P.H. and Sable, P.A., Nutritional and Functional Benefits of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 342-345 (2019). doi: