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Nutrition Know-How

  • Easy to digest, millet is gluten-free and rich in amino acids, especially leucine, cystine and phenylanaline.
  • A 1-cup serving of cooked millet provides about 12 percent of the daily recommended amount of protein.
  • The seedís dietary fiber ó 1 cup has about 9 percent of the daily recommended amount ó helps keep the digestive tract operating smoothly and lowers the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • Studies have shown that fiber in whole grains like millet helps protect women against gallstones and premenopausal women against breast cancer. It also supports cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women.
  • Itís a great source of B vitamins, especially niacin (B3), thiamin (B1) and B6, which play critical roles in the body.
  • Millet is also rich in minerals such as manganese (an enzyme activator that improves bone structure), magnesium (which lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart attack and type 2 diabetes), phosphorous (which helps the body efficiently process carbohydrates, fats and proteins), and copper (which supports good metabolism).
  • Millet is a thyroid peroxidase inhibitor, so if you suffer from thyroid-related diseases, you may want to avoid it.

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4:57PM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

Thanks for this great info.

4:47AM PST on Feb 3, 2011


7:46AM PST on Jan 15, 2011

If it spoils quickly, how long do the leftovers last in the fridge?

5:10AM PST on Jan 14, 2011

Thank you

9:48AM PST on Jan 7, 2011

Good to know, I love Quinoa so I'll try it!

7:53AM PST on Jan 6, 2011

I like millet so much!

8:35PM PST on Dec 27, 2010

Thanks very much for this!

3:13AM PST on Dec 25, 2010

yum now I have to learn how to cook ;)

8:44AM PST on Dec 19, 2010

Interesting, will have to look into using it some time.

8:42PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

thanks for the article and recipes.

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