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Kurakkan (Finger Millet )Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

Kurakkan is also known as Finger Millet. Kurakkan originated in East Africa however in the present kurakkan exist in Sri Lanka and India. It is a main staple food in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan’s use kurakkan to make pittu, roti and string hoppers. In the present it is grown in Anuradapura, Monoragala, Hambantota, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Badulla and Jaffna districts. Kurakkan is the most nutritious food rich in calcium and protein and as well as iron and other minerals. Nutritional Values of Kurakkan Fat                    1.35% Energy           …

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