Millet is a group of grains that have been eaten for thousands of years, especially throughout China and other parts of Asia. It made its way to eastern Europe by 5000 BC. Even now, it is consumed much more in countries like Russia and Poland than in other parts of Europe.
Health benefits of millet
Millet is a very rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. For example, it contains high amounts of iron, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins like B6, folate, thiamin and riboflavin.
Millet is also gluten free. This means that people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease can safely eat millet and can replace other grains like wheat or spelt with millet.
Sugar free desserts with millet
Millet is an excellent ingredient for sugar free desserts. When boiled and blended, it will become stiff. This makes it an excellent ingredient as a base for sugar free puddings or cakes without the use of gelatine or agar agar. Most of these desserts are not only completely free from added sugars, they are also gluten free and vegan.