In the Bible, millet is mentioned as one of the grains used to make bread. Native to Asia, the cereal grain made its way from China to the Black Sea region of Europe around 5000BC. The fact that millet grows in poor, droughty, infertile soils has made it a popular crop in western Africa. In fact, crops of millet sustain 1/3 of the world’s population. It is considered one of the most easily digestible grains.
- good source of phosphorous, crucial to the development and repair of body tissue
- good source of protein for vegetarians
- contains magnesium, which can reduce the frequency of migraines.
- one of the least allergenic grains