Millet FAQs

Millet, America's supergrain

 

Who Should Eat Millet?

Simply ... everyone should eat millet. Millet is super nutritious and tastes delicious. It works well with just about every flavor and it is very quick and easy to prepare. Also millet is grown in the USA and is inexpensive ... those are 5 good reasons!

In fact, it is considered to be one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains available and it is a warming grain so it will help to heat the body in cold or rainy seasons and climates.

Check out our organic millet recipes.

 

How Do I Cook Millet?

Like with all grains, we recommend that you rinse the millet before cooking. Put 2½ cups of water in a pot and add 1 cup of millet. Set the stove to a medium high heat and when it starts boiling turn down the heat and loosely cover with a lid. After 20-25 minutes all the water should be absorbed and the millet will be cooked. Remove the pot from heat and let sit for 10 minutes (if you have the time) to optimize the texture and flavor. Use ½ cup more water if the texture is too crunchy for you!

To introduce a nuttier flavor to the millet, you can roast the grains first before boiling. To do this, place the grains in a dry skillet over medium heat and stir them frequently. When they have achieved a golden color, add them to the boiling water. Millet more than doubles in quantity when cooked. When selecting millet we recommend that you always choose organic millet.

millet tabbouleh

 

How Can I Use Millet?

Cooked millet can replace hot cereals such as oatmeal for a different breakfast alternative. To augment nutrition to your baked goods, millet can be ground into a very fine texture and added during the preparation of the batter. Millet can be used in a variety of ways and is a great substitute for other grains such as rice or wheat. Millet can be made creamier and almost like mashed potatoes when more water is added during the cooking process. Millet's neutral, almost nutty flavor makes it adaptable to all kinds of preparations, both sweet (breakfast porridge) and spicy. Next time you are looking for an alternative to rice or potatoes, serve millet in its place; it will help make your favorite recipes taste better!

 

Is Our Processing Facility Nut-Free?

Yes our processing facility is not only nut-free, but also:

  • gluten-free
  • wheat-free
  • dairy-free
  • peanut free
  • tree-nut free
  • soy free
  • and kosher certified.

Certified organic millet

 

What Does Organic Millet Cost?

Organic Millet is usually under $1.50 a pound. In comparison to quinoa which is often $6 a pound.

 

Where Can I buy Millet?

You can buy our certified organic millet in most health food stores

Millet can be bought at most health food stores in the bulk food aisle. Our millet can be purchased by the pound or by the bag. We only ship our millet by semi-loads in 25 & 50 pound bags to maximize efficiency. Ask for Golden Prairie millet to be assured of a truly gluten-free product. We always recommend the use of certified organic millet. Click here to find a local organic millet retailer.

 

Can I Use Millet For Baking?

Millet can be used in all baked goods such as cookies, muffins and pancakes. (Click here to see our favorite recipes.) We most commonly see millet in gluten free products. Since Golden Prairie millet is a gluten-free grain, the flour will not make a raised loaf of bread. Only gluten grains like wheat can make a “traditional” loaf of bread. Millet is ideal for use in flat breads like roti. It is golden in color and looks buttery rich!

 

Is Eating Millet Good For The Environment?

Millet is grown in the U.S. and has a small carbon footprint (A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment), in comparison to other grains like quinoa. Quinoa comes from Bolivia and has a HUGE footprint because it travels all the way from the Andes in Bolivia, South America. Our millet is both organic and GMO free.

 

Where Is Golden Prairie Millet Grown?

Our organic millet is grown in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. Golden Prairie millet is an American grain raised by farm families who want to provide the best American crops available to our customers. Our farmers always use fully cleaned farm equipment to assure our customers that there is no possible cross contamination.

Bryce in a Golden Prairie millet field

 

Is Millet Gluten Free?

Millet is gluten-free

Yes, Golden Prairie millet is a gluten-free grain, ideal for a diagnosed celiac or gluten intolerant individual. Equally as important, Golden Prairie maintains a gluten-free processing plant specializing in preventing cross-contamination:

  • Cross-contamination can introduce gluten into gluten-free foods
  • Even tiny amounts can cause damage
  • Contaminants can be air-borne or on surfaces
  • Cross-contamination can be eliminated by always buying foods from gluten-free production lines or facilities
  • Allergen free

 

All of our millet is GMO free

Is Your Millet GMO Free?

Yes, our organic gluten free millet is GMO FREE. All organic grains are required to be GMO free by the NOP. GMO is the abbreviation for the term genetically modified organism which is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the constituents of genetically modified foods.