Millet and Quinoa
Easy to Use – Rinse First ~ Supplies Great Nutrients!
Easy to Use – Rinse First
Supplies Great Nutrients!
Millet and Quinoa, but first ... Millet
Millet and Quinoa,
but first ... Millet
Millet has been around for centuries. It is widely grown around the
world. It has many uses – from nutrition to alcoholic beverages to
Millet is very rich in B vitamins especially Niacin, B6 and Folic Acid, Potassium, Zinc and Calcium.
The protein content (11% by weight) in millet is comparable to both flour and wheat.
As a kid I used to have a budgie* named Mickey who used to have millet on the sprig pushed through his birdcage bars! He'd get those seeds everywhere!
(*The full name for a "budgie" is budgerigar, similar bird to a parakeet).
Add to Soups and Cauliflower Mash
Add to Soups and
Later on in life, millet became an important ingredient in my diet. I add it to my soups and cauliflower mash. I also add millet (and quinoa) to my chicken chow dog food recipe.
I do rinse the millet in a fine sifter under running cool water before use although it doesn't have the bitterness of quinoa.
The photo at the top of the page is pretty much 'actual size'.
I keep the millet and quinoa in separate plastic containers for
daily/weekly use. When refills are needed, I scoop it out of the b-i-g plastic bags that it ships in. It's easier for me this way.
... and finally,
Just like millet, quinoa has also been around for centuries. Quinoa's
protein content is very high – between 12% to 18%! It is a complete
protein source – it contains the essential amino acids the body needs.
Note: quinoa is pronounced 'keen-wah'. It is a good source of fiber, and is high in Magnesium and Iron too.
The good news is that quinoa is gluten-free so it makes it easier to digest for many folk.
I use quinoa in my cauliflower mash and in many soups to add an excellent source of protein. Quinoa (and millet) is also added to my chicken chow dog food recipe.
Rinse Quinoa Before Cooking
Quinoa must be rinsed before use, as it has a bitter tasting
This is easily removed by rinsing under cool water in a fine
sifter. The sifter (or sieve) I use is from Fantes.com
and is a 10" Stainless Steel Extra Fine #17212. Around $20.
They have a
9" sifter (#18889) which would be equally as good for about $4 less. It
is an excellent product!
NOTE: If the #17212 is not available, the closest one to it is the
#17214 which is a 12” diameter sifter for $24. We’re using “extra fine” mesh in
Stainless Steel, FYI.
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