Základní informace

Finger millet

Eleusine coracana

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana) is an annual cereal high in calcium, zinc, iron, dietary fiber, phytates and protein. The crop is widely cultivated in Africa and South Asia, and used for producing beer, porridge, soups, bread, cakes and pudding.

Finger millet was domesticated about 5000 BP in the highlands of East Africa, and later spread into the tropics of Central and East Africa. The crop was later introduced to India around 3000 BP.

Genesys displays information for over 8,000 finger millet accessions. About 70% of these accessions are landraces, while less than 2% are wild relatives. The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) maintains the largest finger millet collection, with over 6,500 accessions.

A global conservation strategy of finger millet and its wild relatives was published in 2012.

Původní název
Finger millet
Přírůstky v Genesys
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Uchovávající ústavy
IND002
KEN212
USA016
USA005
USA995
Ostatní
716
země uchovávajícího ústavu
ZMB
AUT
Ostatní
4
Nejvíce zastoupený rod
Eleusine
Pennisetum
Nejvíce zastoupené Druhy
Eleusine coracana
Eleusine africana
Eleusine indica
Pennisetum glaucum
Pennisetum sp.
Ostatní
11
Jiné názvy
Finger millet
fingermillet