Millet is a nutritious food for human from India. In Vietnam, millet has been introduced as a staple food for a long time and cultivated mainly in northern delta area including Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh with purpose for food and cooking. As traditional herb, millet is cool and sweet, good for kidney, spleen and stomach tonic, heat-relieving, good for pregnancy women.
Origin: Việt Nam
Ingredients: 100% natural grown millets – no added chemical and preservatives.
Millet has many excellent benefits, support of detoxification, improve kidney function.
Millet has a low fat content and a lot of fiber, thus an ideal grain to support digestion and weight loss. Millet porridge is especially suitable for women who are constipated during pregnancy.
Millet is also rich in tryptophan, a type of amino acid that will be metabolized in the body to produce 5-hydroxy tryptamine and melatonin. These two compounds can calm the nerves, relieve stress, make people to fall asleep and improve the sleep quality.
Usage: To cook with brown rice, to make porridge and xôi kê (similar to steamed sticky rice but use millet instead of sticky rice)
Nutritious porridge recipe – following Macrobiotic Notebook p.64, 65:
Ingredients: ½ cup of brown rice (125 g), a handful of red adzuki beans (already quick-cooked in boiling water, drained), 30 g lotus seeds, 10 g kombu seaweeds, 100 g pumpkin (deseeded and peeled), a handful of millet, 20 almond seeds, 3 walnuts (6 kernels), 1 tbsp oat, water, a pinch of salt.
Preparati Use all ingredients above to make porridge. Suitable for children and older people.