ABSTRACT: Characterization and anti-nutritional composition of unprocessed finger millet (Eleusine coracana) was conducted. The result of the nutritional constituent shows significant amount of lipid and carbohydrate (2.4% ± 0.02, 79.53% ± 0.03) respectively, with the moisture, ash, fiber, protein levels being 11.75% ± 0.06, 2.2% ± 0.02, 1.20% ± 0.05 and 2.92% ± 0.03) respectively using A.O.A.C. method. The result of anti-nutritional analysis in this study shows that cyanide, oxalate, tannin and phytic acid contain (0.44mg/kg, 0.27mg/100g, 0.989% and 0.348%) respectively. The percentage area yield of the saturated and un-saturated fatty acid. The saturated fatty acid Palmitic and steric acid contents are 19.69% and 10.68% respectively, while the unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid contain 12.35%. The mineral composition of the finger millet was determined using AAS.AA-6800 SHIMADZU. Ca, K, Na, Mg, Zn, Fe and Cr where found to contain (174.58, 158.1, 24.372, 20.78, 0.533, 9.64 and1.118mg/100g) respectively. Vitamin B6, B3, B1, B2 and E are 167.7, 11.24, 332.24, 125.66 and 60.23mg/100g respectively. Maximum utilization of the potential of the millet is limited by the presence of these anti-nutrients. This result shows that the anti-nutrients of the unprocessed finger millet can hinder the absorption of the nutrients.