The latest in our Ceres Series looking at so-called superfoods and what they are all about! Brought to you in association with Ceres Organics.

Step back 5000 years in time and you would most likely find millet on the dinner table in China, where its cultivation preceded that of rice.

It’s one of the oldest foods known to humans and is still a vital part of the diet of a third of the world’s population. Being non-acid forming, with low GI and gluten-free, millet is one of the least allergenic and most easily digestible grains available.

On top of this, it boasts a myriad of nutritional bonuses –high amounts of protein, fibre, B-complex vitamins, folic acid, essential amino acids and vitamin E. It’s particularly high in the minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Its nutty, slightly sweet flavour is enhanced by lightly roasting before cooking.

Millet is delicious in soups, stews and casseroles or as an accompaniment to main dishes, as you would serve rice or couscous.

Click on the Recipes tab above for some wonderful, gluten-free, healthy creations using the nutritional super-hero that is Millet. Find out more about Millet and other incredible, organic food by phoning Ceres Organics free in New Zealand on 0508 42-37-37 or visit http://www.ceres.co.nz/

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