Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana)
Finger millet is a good source of calcium, iron, fibre, and amino acids making it important for blood and bone health, better digestion and muscle repair. The human body digests finger millet slowly and moderates spikes in blood sugar. It is a good alternative grain for people at risk of diabetes. It has cultural importance in mountain communities for preparation of local liquor (raksi) essential in every ceremony. Consequently, mountain people the key custodians in maintaining the local diversity of finger millet.