Yupik Hulled Millet is a whole grain; mildly sweet and nutty in flavor, it is also light and fluffy when cooked (comparable to couscous)! One cup of millet cooks in 1 ½ cups of water (or stock) and can been prepared in many of the same methods as typical grains – in both baking and cooking applications. Buy Hulled Millet by 500g, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry must-have!
HEALTH BENEFITS: The 411 on millet!
Hulled Millet Seeds are delicious and packed with nutritional goodness! Here are some of the facts:
- Product of Canada
- A source of iron, protein, and fiber
- A complex carbohydrate
- High in magnesium
HOW TO USE MILLET: All about texture!
Millet, like most grains, should be thoroughly rinsed before cooking. For a classic preparation, cook 1 cup of millet with 1 ½ cups of water (or stock) for 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Use this classic recipe to create side dishes and salads, or add to soups and stews.
For lighter, fluffier millet, cook the grains with a half cup less of water. This pilaf-style millet can also be served in the same ways as the classic preparation. It also makes a delicious bed for roasted, grilled, or braised vegetables, meat, fish, etc.
For denser, creamier millet, use half a cup to a whole cup more of water to achieve a polenta-like texture. Creamy millet can be served as hot cereal, paired with honey, cinnamon, and nuts. It can also be used as a carrier for other flavors, such as sugar (for a dessert-like pudding) or salt (for savory applications).
ABOUT MILLET: Did you know?
Not only is millet healthy for humans, but for animals as well. Millet is one of the main ingredients found in bird feed! Another fun fact: millet comes in many other colors, such as red, white, and grey.
HOW TO STORE MILLET: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 18 months.