Spoon Fork And Food is PR friendly and we know the importance of brands and their collaboration that benefits the bloggers in all means. But their are some brands that commercialize not for themselves but for the welfare of the farmers as well from where they source the products. One such amazing organization is EKGAON. Recently my blog collaborated with EKGAON and took a step ahead in contributing a small part for the well being for the farmers. An initiative that costs you reasonable as compared to the retail stores and you get some standardized food product that comes directly from the farmers. Great packaging at low price, EKGAON brings you raw ingredients as well as ready to eat snacks too. My first product from EKGAON out of many was RAGI MILLET. A 1kg pack that costs only a Rs.139, tax inclusive arrives at your door step in just 2-3 working days. Clean, dust free, zero impurities with a state of art packaging. Every purchase you do, a healthy percentage goes to the farmers too.
Who Is EkGaon ?
EKGAON is leading social enterprise in India that works with a vast range of bio-diverse community-based organic/natural food products using sustainable, equitable and ethical principles. They painstakingly curate our products by exploring, discovering and extracting/growing abundant food variety and thus restoring the forgotten food-diversity through traditional techniques. They use state of the art technology, tools to connect to more then 20,000 farmers and over 20 artisan-producer organisations to bring over 100 premium food products to markets, ensuring quality assurance across the value chain. India’s rich culture and its bio-diversity creates a magic known as Indian food globally. Drawing inspiration from India’s 5000 years old agrarian traditions and its food-diversity, EKGAON has created the ‘One Village One World Network’ across 10,000 villages over 13 years. This network prides itself in respecting and nurturing India’s traditional knowledge, its indigenous wisdom and its spiritual principles that guide food habits across its diverse regions. EKGAON network works across agricultural value chains from production, processing to distribution in order to bring unique products from community-based enterprises. These products include organic produce, desi-pulses, rare-herbs, spices and staples to markets.
So my first product from EKGAON is Ragi or Finger Millet. You can order your purchase here
Ragi (Finger Millet) is a widely growing annual plant found most abundantly in. Karnataka is the largest producer of this crop in India with 58% share in the country’s annual production. Benefits of ragi are numerous and it is a highly nutritious cereal loaded with calcium, proteins, iron and other minerals. It is rich in fiber and contains very less unsaturated fat that makes it a perfect food for weight loss.
Ragi’s seed coat is richer in dietary fiber as compared to grains such as barley, rice, maize and wheat. For example, it has 40 times the phenolic content of rice and 5 times that of wheat. Among the millets, it is comparable to foxtail millet, and second only to kodo millet. Excellent grain for reducing cholesterol and helps in weight loss.
It is also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent excessive oxidation, which could otherwise cause cancer and ageing because of cell damage.
1 cup Sprouted Ragi [I used EkGaon Ragi/Finger Millet]
5 boiled potatoes
4 tbsp Gram Flour/ Besan
2 Green Chilies, chopped
1 big Onion, fine chopped
1 bunch Coriander, fine chopped
4-5 Mint leaves, roughly chopped
1 inch Ginger, grated
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tsp Amchur/ Raw mango powder
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying