What is Millet?

This article will help you to know what is millet? Millet is a highly nutritious grain that supplies fantastic support to the digestive system, especially the stomach, spleen and pancreas.

Grown in Asia and Africa for thousands of years, millet was one of the first cereals to be cultivated by mankind.

It is even mentioned in the Bible. Today, millet is gaining in popularity in the West.

High in protein, low in starch and containing all eight essential amino acids, millet is one of only a few alkaline-forming grains, so helping to counteract over-acidity in the stomach and joints.

It has anti-fun- gal and anti-mucus properties, which help to prevent ailments such as Candida and premenstrual discomfort.

Millet is rich in silica, the great cleansing, mending and eliminating mineral that is essential for hair, skin, teeth, eye and nail health, as well as the growth and maintenance of tendons and bones.

Silica also supports arterial health, prevents cardiovascular disease and plays an important role in memory function.

The grain has high levels of potassium and magnesium, useful for treating arthritis and osteoporosis.

Millet Nutrition Data

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Nutrients!
Magnesium, potassium, silica; protein

Millet is rich in carbs. And also packed with many vitamins and minerals.

The Main Nutrients amount in One cup (170 grams) of cooked millet packs.

  • Calories: 206
  • Fat: 1.6 grams
  • Carbs: 40 grams
  • Fiber: 2.1 grams
  • Protein: 5.5 grams
  • Phosphorus: 24% (DVI)
  • Magnesium: 18% (DVI)
  • Folate: 7.5% (DVI)
  • Iron: 5.5% (DVI)

14 Health Benefits Of Millet’s

  1. ANTIOXIDANT
  2. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
  3. ANTI-AGING
  4. ANTI-CANCER
  5. DETOXIFYING
  6. BLOOD-SUGAR BALANCING
  7. ENERGY-BOOSTING
  8. GOOD FOR THE BRAIN
  9. GOOD FOR HAIR, TEETH AND NAILS
  10. GOOD FOR THE SKIN
  11. GOOD FOR THE HEART
  12. GOOD FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
  13. GOOD FOR THE MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM
  14. GOOD FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Millet Recipe

MILLET PILAF

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g/ 9oz/ 2 cups millet
  • 600g/ 1lb / 5oz tomatoes, chopped
  • 600ml/ 21fl oz/2 ½ cups vegetable stock
  • 2S0ml/ 9fi oz/ 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tsp flaked almonds
  • 4-5 dashes of soy sauce

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Gently fry the onion in oil for 4-5 minutes. Add the coriander and garlic, and fry for 5 minutes. Add the millet and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stock, and wine. Bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes until tender. Add the flaked almonds and soy sauce. Serve.

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