Millet is a tasty grain that has a mildly sweet nut-like flavour. It is nearly 15 percent protein and is rich in fibre, B-complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin, the essential amino acid methionine, lecithin, and contains some vitamin E. Millet is also high in minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Millet is more than just an interesting alternative to the more common grains. Our food ranking system qualified it as a good source of some very important nutrients, including copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Millet can be used to make a nutritious side dish, hot cereal or porridge. Millet can also be added to soups, stews and salads. Millet is gluten free, cooks quickly and has a pleasantly mild, slightly sweet flavor. It's perfect for salads and as a substitute for rice in pilafs or stir fries. For breakfast, use to make a creamy, soothing hot cereal.