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Ragi Millet

Scientific Name: Eleusine coracana
Local Name/s: ragi, madua

Ragi, what you are enjoying when you consume Ethiopian Injera, is a genetically-ancient, gluten-free, non-allergenic, low-glycemic index, nutrient-dense herb and grain, perfect for our day and age.  Sacred to both Durga and Parvati, Ragi, sprouted Himalayan Millet, is so safe and deeply nourishing it is traditionally given to pregnant women and to infants over six months.  Ragi, an herb and a food is a ‘superfood’ that is important to ‘The People’ as it is so nourishing and high in methionine.

RamaDana

Scientific Name: Amaranthus caudatus
Local Name/s: Ramdana, Cholai

Try watching Himalyan sunsets above fields of glowing crimson velvet red flowers, Rama Dana, the grain of God!  Amlana, the ‘unwithered, bright’ is one of 36 Sanskrit names for Amaranth. It is excellent nutrition children as it has higher energy than other grains, the leaves are nourishing, a very high protein content of 30% of which 25% is the lysine missing in modern diets.  Growing on a fraction of the water that other grains require, this nourishing, deep-rooted, early-maturing (60 days,) drought-resistant protective-intercrop, is supportive of all marginalized farmers and ‘the people.’