Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, one of the world’s healthiest foods is not just for our feathered friends. Creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice, millet is a delicious grain often overshadowed by quinoa. One of the oldest and healthiest groats, millet has wide culinary applications including cooked and served as breakfast porridge or grounded and added to bread or muffin recipes, though you might have tasted it more often in couscous.
Millet is a tiny round grain found in various shades from white and gray to yellow and red. It is millet’s exceptional nutritional value that made it an ideal candidate for the Amki family of snacks.
Unlike most grains, millet has an alkaline effect, which means that it helps normalize the acid-base balance of the body. This is particularly important because the predominance of an acid reaction in the body results, among other things, in energy loss as well as a slew of more serious diseases.
In fact, millet is a good source of some very important nutrients including iron, copper and magnesium which are known to offer heart-protection properties, to help with the development and repair of body tissue and to naturally improve the appearance of your skin, hair and nails. It is worth noting that millet does not contain gluten and is rarely allergenic, therefore a fantastic solution for allergy sufferers and people living with celiac disease.
Easy to digest and gentle on the stomach, millet belongs to the group of cereal products that can be introduced early in a baby’s diet. By consuming millet regularly, you can provide your body with large amounts of vitamin E and lecithin, which has a positive effect on memory and concentration, and regulates the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Reach for Amki Sesame & Grains bars and enjoy the power of millet in one delicious and nutritious healthier snack wherever your day takes you!