Millet by Bob's Red Mill


This ancient grain was first farmed nearly 10,000 years ago and was revered as one of five sacred crops in ancient China.  Today, there are many millet varieties.  Pearl millet and foxtail millet are two common varieties, but we offer proso millet, which has a short growing season and requires little water.  Millet seeds are highly tolerant of drought, making it an important cereal crop in many countries.

The light flavour of the hulled grain allows it to be a sweet or savory food, which means the possibilities are endless!  Enjoy whole grain millet as a unique alternative to rice in salads and stir-fries.  Create a sweet breakfast millet porridge or add uncooked millet to bread for extra crunch.  Or serve cooked millet with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper in place of mashed potatoes for a delightful side that will enhance any meal.

Millet contains B-complex vitamins, as well as several essential amino acids.  This food is also a good source of magnesium.  It has a shelf life of two years- keeps best refrigerated or frozen.