Millet has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. It is one of the few grains that is alkalizing to the body.Millet has more fiber than brown rice and it a heart-healthy choice. Millet was the main grain in China before rice.Grows in stalks 1 to 10 feet high, and ripens in 60 to 90 days.Millet ranks as the sixth most important grain in the world.
- Nutritional Profile: Considered to be smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugar. It has a low glycemic index and produces lower blood sugar level than wheat and rice. One cup cooked millet counts 286 calories, 57g of carbohydrates, 106mg of magnesium, 8g of protein, 3.1g of dietary fiber, 3.2mg of niacin. Millet provides the most energy, as well as the most B-vitamins.
- Health Benefits: Acts as prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem. Hydrates colon to keep from being constipated. Magnesium in millet can have effect on reducing headache and heart attacks.Niacin (vitamin b3) in millet can help lower cholesterol. Being gluten-free, Celiac sufferers can turn to it as their source of grains, instead of wheat. Millet is also a great source of potassium, which further keeps blood pressure low by acting as a vasodilator.
- Usage: Can be used as a traditional cereal, and can also be used in porridge, snacks, and other types of bread, as it is very high in starch, like other grains.