The Ancient Grain
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.
Essential Vitamins and Minerals
A cup of millet contains 0.2mg thiamin and 2.3mg niacin, 12 percent of the recommended daily value of both of these essential vitamins. There is 0.5mg manganese in 1 cup of millet, 24 percent of the daily recommended intake. It also has 77mg magnesium, about 19 percent of the daily recommendation, and 174mg phosphorus, or 17 percent of the daily recommended amount. Other nutrients in millet include selenium, zinc, copper, potassium, iron, choline, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamins B6, K and A, riboflavin and calcium.
Millet contains a range of beneficial phytochemicals. Lignans, including 7-hydroxymatairesinol and syringaresinol, are abundant in millet. The grain also contains polyphenols, which act as antioxidants in the body. In general, brown millet varieties contain more polyphenols than white varieties, according to Science Alert. Specific flavonoid polyphenols in millet include orientin, quercitin, isoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, saponarin, violanthin, lucenin-1, tricin and gallic, vanillic, caffeic, coumaric and ferulic acids. The polyphenols in millet not only destroy dangerous free radicals but also exhibit antimicrobial activity and act as enzyme inhibitors within cells.
Millet is considered a whole-grain food. Whole grains are associated with protection against cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes as well as certain types of cancer. Another health benefit of millet consumption is a decrease in the incidence of stomach ulcers. Whole grains, such as millet, may also provide protection against childhood asthma. The USDA advises three or more servings of whole grains each day.
Low Glycemic Load
The glycemic load of a food indicates how much a single serving will raise blood sugar levels. The glycemic load of millet is approximately 25, which indicates a small effect on blood sugar. This means that diabetics or others who need to control blood sugar fluctuations should be able to safely eat a serving of millet without needing to worry about it raising blood glucose to any significant degree.
Our Hulled Millet is 100% Certified Colorado Organic, vegan, non-GMO, Kosher and Gluten-Free. Grown in the USA.