Today is Whole Grains Sampling Day, designed to encourage us to try a new whole grain. Millet is not a common grain in our North American diet but when we look at its properties and all of the benefits, it is well worth trying.
Millet, like many whole grains, is a source of protein, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. It also has antioxidant properties and may be helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease. It is a golden round grain with a light nutty taste. It is inexpensive, easy to use and cooks in about 20 minutes.
As a breakfast cereal, it shines in this recipe from Rebecca Katz The blend of spices makes it sophisticated yet the creamy delicious texture and bright citrus flavours make it very appealing to kids. I was delighted to find it published online by the Nourishing Network so I could share it with you and highlight it for Sampling Grains Day.