In prehistoric times, millet was more prevalent than rice; but is it paleo? One of the fundamental principles of The Paleo Diet is to eliminate or drastically reduce consumption of cereal grains, whether they are refined or whole. Currently, 8 cereal grains (wheat, corn, rice, barley, sorghum, oats, rye, and millet) provide 56% of the food energy and 50% of the protein consumed on earth. Moving 5000+ years ahead… millet porridge is considered a traditional food in Russia as well as China!
Health Benefits: a good source of some very important nutrients, including copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Are we getting enough Magnesium? It has been shown in studies to reduce the severity of asthma and to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Magnesium has also been shown to lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, especially in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease.
Biologically speaking, cereal grains including millet are the seeds of grasses, and belong to a group called monocots. Paleo diets love seeds and nuts, something to ponder.
While we ponder let’s try some of this ancient grain in the form of organic millet flour from Bgreen Food. We have baked up Millet bread and now these light and delicious millet pancakes and we are winning over our taste testers one plate full at a time.
Your Mama told you eat a good breakfast… Hey Mama, enjoy this Mouthwatering Lemon & Blueberry Organic Millet Pancakes recipe.