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  • Ken Strausheim

Millet, It’s Not Just For The Birds


Millet Breakfast (Photo by Jo Sonn on Unsplash)

Millet Seed is not only one of the main components of wild bird food mixes, it has also been a food staple around the world for thousands of years. The use of millet is growing in the edible markets due to its dietary benefits over wheat. These small, round ,white, red, yellow or golden colored seeds can be made into foods similar to mashed potatoes, rice or oatmeal depending on how it is prepared. In the United States, the majority of millet is grown in the dry climates of the Colorado and South Dakota plains.