What is millet?
Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a cereal.
It has long stems ending in spikes where seeds, that are the grains of millet, will appear.
These grains are covered by a brown layer called pericarp.
If we remove this layer, we get the millet grain in its natural form, lighter brown on the outside and beige, almost white, inside.
Millet has a mild and neutral taste.
What does millet provide?
As an energy source, 100 grams of millet give us 378 kilocalories.
Their proportion of nutrients is divided into:
- Nearly 8% is water.
- A 4.22% fat.
- More than 11% protein.
- More than 73% carbohydrates.
- A 8.5% fiber.
Minerals and vitamins of millet
Composition of millet
Nutrients of millet
- It has a low water content, being a cereal.
- It gives us a lot of energy in the form of calories, which help us maintain our vitality.
- It contains little quality fat with a lot of health benefits.
- It has a high protein content.
- It is very high in carbohydrates, especially starches.
- It has a very high fiber content.
- It helps to remove toxins from our body, because it contains potassium.
- It helps to maintain our brain function in good health, because of its phosphorus content.
- Being rich in magnesium, it helps the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
- Because of its manganese content, it helps keep our brain and respiratory system in proper condition.
- Being rich in iron, it helps us to prevent anemia.
- As a result of its content in B vitamins, particularly vitamin B3 and vitamin B9, it helps us get energy from fat, protein and carbohydrate from food, to grow properly and maintain our defenses in good condition.
- It protects us from toxins and aging, because it contains vitamin E, selenium and zinc.
How to eat millet
We can prepare, for example, the following recipe:
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.