Proso millet

Proso Millet

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is  an underutilized crop which is highly nutritious cereal grain used for human consumption, bird seed, and/or ethanol production. Grains of proso millet are a rich source of vitamins (niacin, B-complex vitamins, folic acid), minerals (P, Ca, Zn, Fe) and essential amino acids (methionine and cysteine), starch, and phenolic compounds like antioxidants and betaglucans.


Seeds also contain components with healing benefits, which decrease the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in blood and injury to the liver and high lecithin content which supports the neural health system.


Image credit: Jschnable, CC BY 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 31, 2023

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