The best way to eat millet is to make it into porridge. Millet has a higher nutritional value than rice.
Benefits of eating millet porridge
Millet contains multiple vitamins, amino acids, fats, fiber, and carbohydrates. It’s very rich in nutrients. The vitamin B1 content in millet is the highest among all grains. It’s also rich in iron and phosphate, and that’s why it’s good for the brain and blood. The fat content in millet is four times as high as rice. When millet is cooked as porridge, it’s soft and creamy, and the taste lingers in the mouth for a long time. Millet porridge nourishes and strengthens the body. It can be eaten alone or be cooked with Chinese dates (jujubes), red beans, sweet potato, lotus seeds, or lily roots. After grinding it into a powder, millet can be made into delicious pastry.
Millet porridge with Chinese dates
This nourishes the spleen, calms the nerves, treats insomnia, too many dreams, and dry stool.
- Wash the Chinese dates and set aside.
- Boil the water, and then add the millet so it will cook faster and not burn at the bottom. Add the dates. Chinese dates contains comprehensive nutrients. They are a sedative and help with sleep, lower blood pressure, and slow down the aging process. They also enhance the immune system, and maintain skin elasticity.
- After the water boils again, a layer of pulp will form on top. Skim it off, and cook using low heat until done.
- Add a little honey before eating.
Research by Monica, translation help by Hsin-Yi