Why You Should Eat Millet

  • A great heart healthy grain like oats
  • Reduces the severity of asthma
  • Reduces the frequency of migraine headaches.
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of heart attacks
  • Great source of fiber -  lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, helps prevent gallstones, helps prevent breast cancer, fills you up sooner and longer so you eat less!

Nutrition Profile

The following table is the nutritional profile of 1 cup cooked millet courtesy of USDA.

Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
——-
174g
Proximates
Water
g
124.25
Energy
kcal
207
Energy
kJ
867
Protein
g
6.11
Total lipid (fat)
g
1.74
Ash
g
0.71
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
41.19
Fiber, total dietary
g
2.3
Sugars, total
g
0.23
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
5
Iron, Fe
mg
1.10
Magnesium, Mg
mg
77
Phosphorus, P
mg
174
Potassium, K
mg
108
Sodium, Na
mg
3
Zinc, Zn
mg
1.58
Copper, Cu
mg
0.280
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.473
Selenium, Se
mcg
1.6
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.184
Riboflavin
mg
0.143
Niacin
mg
2.314
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.298
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.188
Folate, total
mcg
33
Folic acid
mcg
0
Folate, food
mcg
33
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
33
Choline, total
mg
19.5
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
Retinol
mcg
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
3
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
5
Lycopene
mcg
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
122
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.03
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.5
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.299
4:0
g
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
12:0
g
0.002
14:0
g
0.000
16:0
g
0.219
18:0
g
0.064
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.320
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.005
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.306
20:1
g
0.009
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.884
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.835
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.049
18:4
g
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.066
Threonine
g
0.197
Isoleucine
g
0.258
Leucine
g
0.776
Lysine
g
0.117
Methionine
g
0.122
Cystine
g
0.117
Phenylalanine
g
0.322
Tyrosine
g
0.188
Valine
g
0.320
Arginine
g
0.212
Histidine
g
0.130
Alanine
g
0.546
Aspartic acid
g
0.402
Glutamic acid
g
1.328
Glycine
g
0.160
Proline
g
0.485
Serine
g
0.357
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
Theobromine
mg
0

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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