Quit Salt And Eat A Nice Side Dish Of Millet With Cilantro.
Cilantro is the Hispanic word for fresh coriander used in many Eastern dishes especially in India. Mexico uses lots as well. Today we are going to make Millet with Cilantro. Millet has many health benefits. Some of them are Millet in Greek language is Κέχρι.
The following passage has been copied, as is, from the link http://www.care2.com/greenliving/12-health-benefits-of-millet.html
Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. It is one of the few grains that is alkalizing to the body.
Millet has always been a favorite grain of mine since I discovered it in my hippy days in the 70’s!
Read about millet’s 12 health benefits, some interesting trivia and history, 10 tips how to use it, and 3 delicious millet recipes.
12 Health Benefits:
1. Millet is alkaline and it digests easily.
2. The Hunzas – who live in a remote area of the Himalayan foothills and are known for their excellent health and longevity – enjoy millet as a staple in their diet.
3. Millet will hydrate your colon to keep you from being constipated.
4. Millet acts as a prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem.
5. The serotonin in millet is calming to your moods.
6. Millet is a smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugars. Because of this it has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice. (Kamari and Sumathi, 2002)
7. Magnesium in millet can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks.
8. Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol.
9. Millet consumption decreases triglycerides and C-reactive protein. Scientists in Seoul, South Korea concluded that millet may be useful in preventing cardiovascular disease. Nutrition Research. April 2010; 30(4):290-6.
10. All millet varieties show high antioxidant activity. A team of biochemists analyzed the antioxidant activity; all varieties showed high antioxidant activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 9 June 2010; 58(11):6706-14.
11. Millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic. A great grain for sensitive individuals.
12. Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.
Ingredients for Millet with Cilantro:
- 3 cups of Millet.
- 6 cups chicken broth.
- Half bunch of Cilantro (fresh coriander) finely chopped.
- No salt no pepper.
- In pot with cover boil the broth with the cilantro.
- Add the Millet, stir, and cover.
- Lower heat to minimum and simmer for 13 minutes covered.
- When time is up, uncover and mix to distribute cilantro evenly in the cooked Millet.
- For vegetarians use water instead of broth.
Enjoy as a side dish.
Best way to keep cilantro fresh is to stick the stems of the whole bunch in a glass of water in the fridge. It will keep for about 3 days otherwise it spoils easily.