Today I want to talk about millet and why it is so important.
Millet is in a group of grasses. Hence it grows all over the world as grain for fodder and human food. Even more, every other sort of millet it is indigenous for different part of the world. His value comes from its short growing season and productivity under dry and high temperature conditions. Millet looks like a small grain and it has been used for human consumption since ancient civilizations.
First of all, its nutritional value is similar to other cereals like rice and wheat. Most noteworthy, it contains 73 grams (g) of carbohydrates, 4 g of fat and 11 g of protein per 100 g of raw grain. Further more, it is a good source of plant based protein. It contains a lot of minerals and fibers 8,5 g per 100 g. Millet is rich in minerals such iron 3 milligrams (mg per 100 g), calcium 8 mg, magnesium 114 mg, zinc 1,7 mg. Also, there are some vitamins like B6 0,4 mg, folate 85 micrograms (µg), thiamin 0,4 mg, riboflavin 0,3 mg and niacin 4,7 mg.
- it is a plant based food
- you can find it all over the world
- low price
- high in carbohydrates and proteins
- has a lot of fibers, minerals and vitamins
- diverse cooking
- very healthy
- and is easy to make.
Seems like you can use it in every possible way. You can prepare bread and dumplings with it. Therefore, it can be add to salads, soups and any vegetable dish. Preparation is quick and easy. For 2-3 persons put 1 cup of millet into 2 cups of boiling water with a little bit of Himalayan pink salt. Finally cook for about 10 minutes.
I prepare mine as simple as possible. With cooked cauliflower and sprinkled with chia and hemp seeds. As a result it tastes so good. Above all, enjoy!