A. Santhilakshmy

A. Santhilakshmy

Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. It has been used in Africa, China and India as a staple food for thousands of years before rice and wheat became popular. Various cultures consume millets in many diverse ways – as a cereal, in soups, and as bread. In Eastern Europe millet, is used in porridge and kasha, or is fermented into a beverage, in Africa it is used to make bread, as baby food, and as uji, a thin gruel used as breakfast porridge.