Millet’s Nutritional Benefits
This ancient grain, with its mildly sweet flavor, is tasty, soothing, non-acid forming, and contains a myriad of beneficial nutrients. This readily-available food is one of the least allergenic and most digestible, gluten-free American grains. While Americans are becoming familiar with millet, this wonderful grain ranks as one of the most important cereal grains, feeding more than one third of the world’s population.
Highly Beneficial Traits
- Gluten-free – ideal for celiacs
- Highly nutritious – ideal for children
- Great energy source – ideal for athletes
- Ideal for those with sensitivity to wheat or other grains that contain gluten.
- Complete protein source when combined with legumes – ideal for a vegetarian diet
- 15% protein
- High amounts of fiber
- B-complex vitamins including niacin, folacin, thiamin, and riboflavin
- High in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and potassium
- Calcium & zinc
- The essential amino acids methionine, lecithin, and some vitamin E.
- Rich in photochemicals including phytic acid, which is believed to lower cholesterol, and phytate, which is associated with reducing cancer risks.
The variety of millet we raise is proso millet, Panicum miliaceum. It requires the least amount of water of any grain crop. We support and recommend always using certified organic millet.