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The magic of millet

health-and-fitness Updated: Mar 29, 2010 01:21 IST

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Usually found in bird seed, millet in pearled form can be a nice, nutritious dish for people.

Millet is actually a tiny, round seed that can be white, grey, red or yellow (pictured right, between wheat berries and wild rice).

Similar to whole grains, millet is a good source of dietary fibre and of important nutrients, including B vitamins and magnesium and iron.

It is gluten-free and thus can be eaten by those with gluten allergies.

Cooked millet can be served as an alternative to rice or as a porridge.

Ground millet can be added to muffin recipes to add some crunchiness.
— MCT