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Millet Nutrition, Benefits & Uses: Your Guide to this No-Gluten, High Vitamin B & High Calcium Grain-like Seed

Millet is not just for the birds. When you find out all the benefits of millet nutrition, you'll want to include this ancient prized grain-like seed in your own diet!

Most people have not even heard of millet, much less understand the benefits of millet nutrition. And yet, millet is one of the best-kept secrets of our ancient ancestors. Traced back to its origin in China, millet has been used throughout the ages and across many countries.

For centuries millet has been a prized crop in China, India, Greece, Egypt and Africa, used in everything from bread to couscous, and as cereal grain.

Millet is even mentioned as a treasured crop in the Bible.

This tiny "grain" is gluten-free and packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, while it's often called a grain because of it's grain-like consistency, millet is actually a seed. It's often used in birdseed mixture, but if you think it's just for the birds, you're missing out on important benefits of millet nutrition for yourself!

Millet Nutrition

Millet is one of the four gluten-free grain-like seeds on the Body Ecology program.

Some of the key reasons millet is part of your healthy Body Ecology diet is because it:

  • Does NOT feed pathogenic yeast (candida),
  • Acts as a prebiotic to feed important microflora in your inner ecosystem
  • Provides serotonin to calm and soothe your moods.
  • Helps hydrate your colon to keep you regular.
  • Is alkaline.
  • Digests easily.

Millet is full of nutrients your body needs, such as:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Maganese
  • Tryptophan
  • Phoshorus
  • Fiber
  • B vitamins
  • Antioxidants

And that's not all. Many studies have been done on millet nutrition to identify its benefits for your health. Here are some of the findings1:

  • Magnesium in millet can help reduce the affects of migraines and heart attacks.
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol.
  • Phosphorus in millet helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and creating energy (phosphorus is an essential component ofadenosine triphosphate or ATP, a precursor to energy in your body)
  • Millet can help lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Fiber from whole grains has been shown to protect against breast cancer.
  • Whole grains have been shown to protect against childhood asthma.

How to Select and Prepare Healthy Millet

Shiloh Farms millet is a delicious, easily digestible, organic hulled millet that can be delivered directly to your door! Make the most of your millet nutrition with organic Shiloh Farms millet!

Millet can be found in some grocery stores, often in the ethnic foods section. However, to get the most from your millet, choose organic hulled millet.

Here's how to prepare your millet:

  • Rinse it off and remove any stones or unhulled pieces.
  • Then soak or sprout your millet for 8 - 24 hours prior to preparing it, so that you remove the phytic acid that binds up minerals and enzyme inhibitors that make it difficult to digest.
  • Another great option to prepare your millet for easy digestion is to add a small amount of fermented liquid such as BE Wholegrain to the soaking water. Let the soaking millet remain at room temperature for 48 hours. Add a teaspoon of BE Wholegrain Liquid or your favoriteprobitioic liquid to your soaking water; it's an excellent way to add minerals and will make your grains even easier to digest.
  • Cook millet as you would rice but with more water (3 cups water to 1 cup millet). However, if you soak millet, you won't need as much water when you cook it. After soaking, try 1 cup of millet to 2 or 2 ½ cups of water. You determine how much water to use depending on how soft you like your grain.
  • You will know your millet is finished because the dark yellow color will become opaque.

The Body Ecology Diet book is full of delicious, creative recipes to make the most of your millet nutrition.

If you are unable to tolerate grains, there are steps you can take to correct your digestion and add grain-loving microflora back into your system.For more information, read: Gluten Sensitive? Celiac Disease? Here's Why You Definitely Should Consider Eating these Fermented Grains.

Shiloh Farms Organic Gluten-Free Millet Grain is a high-quality and economical choice.

Read more about this millet now!

Try Some Millet Today!

As you experiment with new foods on the Body Ecology program, not only will you realize a whole new world of delicious options, you will also start to look and feel better.

Millet is a delicious way to start or end your day. Try some today and experience the benefits of millet nutrition that made it the prized grain of so many ancient cultures!


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36 thoughts on “Millet Nutrition, Benefits & Uses: Your Guide to this No-Gluten, High Vitamin B & High Calcium Grain-like Seed”

  • please I want to know how to use dry grounded wheat and millet for swallow.
    each time I make it,it becomes portorportor. help tnx

  • Stella Adetunji Apr 23 at 7:26 am

    Whole Millet made into pap either in wet or dry state is very nutritious and delicious.Try it.

  • I'm confused. I was about to eat more millet then saw this article on thyroid and goiter. Do you know the latest research and recommendations? Is millet safe?

    • Jane Mateeka Apr 23 at 10:08 pm

      I don't think it's true millet has been our staple food from time immemorial non of us has ever suffered from such diseases our grands are living up to 90-100 years with out any diseases they are strong even in their old age. We mix millet flour with cassava flour with hot water we mingle and make bread and eat it with any stew millet porridge mixed with milk is our everyday tea from childhood non of us has ever been sick I have never seen any one in my community suffering from those diseases and it has every big benefit for ladies any one wants to know about it come to my inbox.

  • Rose Lunt Jul 12 at 7:47 am

    Does it help with weight problems as in over weight

  • Mabel Musoke Sep 24 at 8:47 pm

    Millet porridge prepared by just water and adding brown sugar to taste or prepared with milk. It tastes good and cooks in just minutes. I'm gonna be having it twice a day. Morning and Evening. Proper organic African food.

  • As Catherine has explained how to cook Millet porridge, that is how I cook mine. Just boiling for 2 minutes. However, I like adding a half lemon to a mug of millet porridge already, ready for consumption. My grand mother taught me to take my millet porridge this way. She always said the lemon helps against the common cold. Of course she had no idea that lemon is one source of vitamin C which is good for the immune system.

  • Hausa and Fulani communities in northern Nigeria have been using millet and milk porridge known as FURA DA NONO for lunch. An energy giving drink.

  • Have read the benefits they fit my requirements will go for it thanks to God given millet

  • There is very little Calcium in Millet. These are the % for 1 cup serving

    Calcium 1%
    Iron 6%
    Magnesium 19%
    Potassium 3%
    Sodium 0
    Zinc 11%
    Copper 14%
    Manganese 24%
    Selenium 2%

  • My parents and I used to grow millet and ate it in substitution for rice when we were short on rice. I never knew millet has such good nutrients.

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