As a result of the UN’s recognition of the value of these tiny grains in maintaining global food security and advancing sustainable agriculture, 2023 has been designated as the International Year of Millets. We will be discussing millets' significance as a staple food for millions of people worldwide, particularly in developing nations. Millets' nutritional advantages include their high protein and fiber content and their contribution to the fight against malnutrition.
For thousands of years, millet’s nutritional benefits have been appreciated by people. Rice and wheat take much longer to mature than millet, which matures almost as quickly. It is the ideal crop because of this, which has aided in its quick spread throughout Asia and into Europe.
The sixth-most significant cereal grain in the world now is millet. Currently, millet is frequently fed to animals, birds, and pets in the United States, but its popularity among consumers is rising. This is due to the food’s lack of gluten and high content of protein, fiber, and minerals. It also offers numerous advantages for both physical and mental health, grows with few inputs, and is drought-resistant.