Benefits of Ragi Ragi (Finger millet) is a staple of many regions of the Karnataka state in India. It is called ragi in Kannada, nachni in Hindi, and ragulu in Telugu. Ragi is considered one of the most beneficial millets and is associated with several health benefits including weight management and controlling blood sugar levels. This gluten-free grain is high in dietary fibre and has a low GI. This millet is a great source of plant-based protein and is rich in calcium and iron.