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Next time you are in our shop, ask for millet: Here are 5️⃣ brilliant reasons why:

1️⃣ It’s an ancient grain with a natural resistance to drought. In an era of shifting climate, it’s a grain waiting to be rediscovered.
2️⃣ The hulls of millet seed can be used to make filling for organic pillows.
3️⃣ Millet is generally grown without chemical pesticides and has a long tradition of sustainable farming practices.
4️⃣ Millet is a versatile grain and a nutritious substitution for rice or quinoa. It can be cooked into porridge, served like polenta, or turned into gluten-free pancakes.
5️⃣ Rich in B vitamins like niacin and thiamine, millet is a nutrient dense alternative to rice. One cup of cooked millet contains 12 percent of the recommended daily allowance of protein and is loaded with minerals manganese and phosphorous. Millet is also low glycemic and gluten-free.

How much cooked millet does 1 cup dry millet yield?
1 cup dry, raw millet yields about 3 ½ cups cooked millet.

How much liquid do I need to cook millet?
To cook 1 cup of millet as a rice alternatice, you’ll need 2 cups of water. For porridge/oats alternative, you’ll need 3 cups.

How long does it take to cook millet?
Toast the dry grain for about 5 minutes in a skillet, then cook in water for about 15 minutes and fluff for 10 minutes off the heat.

We’ve got plenty in stock and we’ll post some recipes on the blog this weekend using millet as the main ingredient to kickstart some inspiration in your kitchen!

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