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Millet: a healthy grain has many uses in the kitchen

Millet is one of the oldest cereals in the world. This ancient grains is full of health nutrient and has even been shown to help with certain conditions like diabetes. And in the kitchen grain is a real culinary master key.

“Millet is considered one of the oldest cereals, which was considered an integral part of the diet as early as the Stone Age”explains Jasmin Scholz, nutrition expert at the Consumer Center Bremen, in a news issue Messagewhich is why ancient grain should end up on the plate more often.

Rich in valuable ingredients

Millet is high in protein (proteins), complex carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, B vitamins, calcium, silicon, magnesium, and iron. “For better iron absorption, it is best to combine millet with foods rich in vitamin C, such as broccoli or peppers”said Jasmine Scholz.

As a gluten-free “pseudo-cereal”, millet is also suitable for people with gluten intolerance. And it can also help in case of illness. In one of the specialized magazines “Nutrition FrontiersThe published study found that consuming millet can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and normalize blood sugar levels in diabetics.

The Federal Nutrition Center (BZfE) stresses, however, that millet – unlike other ancient grains – should not be eaten raw in large quantities. Because tannins, contained in particularly high concentrations, can bind proteins and thus reduce their availability and inhibit starch digestion.

A more climate-friendly alternative to rice

What many people don’t know is that millet is also grown in Germany – also in biological quality.

Unlike the cultivation of paddy rice, for example, the frugal pseudo-cereal feeds on little water and causes fewer methane emissions. These qualities clearly score points in things sustainability.

“Ecologically grown millet and regional agriculture is the best option when millet ends up on the plate”said Jasmine Scholz.

Brings variety to the kitchen

As the press release from the Bremen Consumer Advice Center clarifies, millet is available in red, yellow, white or brown. The different colors create an attractive image and which, combined with an aromatic nutty scent to taste.

Cooked as a hot millet porridge with apple slices or as a topping for popped muesli: millet grains are ideal for a sweet and hearty breakfast. Renowned experts Cleveland Clinic (US) like this. They recently included millet in a list of seven cereal options for a complete breakfast.

In savory variations, millet can be used in vegetable casseroles, risotto, or as a side salad. On the site of the Techniker Krankenkasse (CT) are more delicious recipe ideas to find. (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the specifications of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.


  • Bremen Consumer Center: Millet – a culinary all-rounder, (accessed: November 22, 2022), Consumer Center Bremen
  • Seetha Anitha, Joanna Kane-Potaka, Takuji W. Tsusaka, Rosemary Botha, Ananthan Rajendran, D. Ian Givens, Devraj J. Parasannanavar, Kowsalya Subramaniam, Kanaka Durga Veera Prasad, Mani Vetriventhan, Raj Kumar Bhandari: A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis of the potential of millets to manage and reduce the risk of developing diabetes mellitus; in: Frontiers in Nutrition, (published: 07/28/2021), Nutrition Frontiers
  • Federal Nutrition Center: ancient grains, (consulted on: 11/22/2022), Federal Nutrition Center
  • Cleveland Clinic: 7 Healthy Cereals to Try for Breakfast, (Accessed: 11/22/2022) Cleveland Clinic

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.

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