Ancient Grains: Millet

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Facts on Millet:

  • Good source of magnesium, copper, manganese and phosphorus
  • Magnesium in millet and other foods has been shown to reduce severity of asthma and frequency of migraines, aid in blood pressure control and may reduce heart attack risk.
  • The phytonutrient activity in whole grains, including millet, has been shown to be similar to that of fruits and vegetables
  • Is gluten free but may be cross contaminated in processing
  • Aids in cholesterol control especially in reducing triglycerides
  • Is a mild thyroid perodiase inhibitor, so those with thyroid disease should avoid eating large quantities of millet

To prepare millet:
To increase flavor, consider toasting millet before cooking by placing dry millet in a preheated skillet over medium heat and stirring for about 10 minutes or until millet turns golden brown in color.

Then add 1 part millet to 2 1/2 parts liquid (water or broth), cover, and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Fluff and serve.

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Posted on March 29, 2017 and filed under Nutrition Nibbles.