Dietary management of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaerth) controls diabetes
Millets are small grained, annual, warm weather cereals that includes 8000 species within 600 genera, of which only 35 species comprising 20 genera have been domesticated. Finger millet is grown as an important food crop in many developing countries of the tropical region; mainly in Africa and Asia. It is known as ragi and mandia in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Millets offer both nutritional and livelihood security for human being and fodder security for diverse livestock population in dryland regions of rural India.