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  • The Nutritional Analysis of Millet
  • In our daily, millet is not so common as rice, but it is indeed a kind of nutritious and healthy food, which should not be ignored by us. In this article, we will talk about the nutritional value of millet.

    Millet contains a variety of vitamins, amino acids, fat and carbohydrates. Its nutritional value is very high. Every 100 grams of millet contain 9.7 grams of protein and 3.5 grams of fat, which is not less than that of rice and wheat. What's more, most grains do not contain carotene, but every 100 grams of millet contains 0.12 milligrams of carotene, and it also contains the most abundant vitamin B1 among all the grains. As a result, millet is an ideal tonic for the elderly, patients and pregnant women.

    In the northern China, many women would eat millet congee added with brown sugar to take care of their body. Then why millet is so favored by postpartum women? The reasons are as follows: millet contains twice of vitamin B1 as that of the rice with the same amount; and the content of vitamin B1 is 1.5 to 3.5 times higher than that of rice; the content of vitamin B2 is twice as that of rice. Because millet contains a high content of iron, so it is very helpful for the postpartum women to enrich the blood and restore the physical strength.

    Under the great work pressure, a lot of modern people would suffer from stomach discomfort, which has already become a common disease. They often have poor appetite and don't want to eat food. There are many different kinds of medicine and drugs that can promote the digestion and enhance the function of the stomach. Actually, there is a kind of natural food which also has the same effect, and that is millet. Traditional Chinese medicine points out that, millet congee has a lot of health-care effects, such as clearing away summer heat, quenching the thirst, improving sleep quality, and so on. For the people who suffer from poor appetite, millet can promote digestion and prevent vomiting. What's more, the large number of vitamin B1 and B2 contained in millet have the function of preventing indigestion and accelerating the healing of wounds.

    However, although millet has so many effects on human body, the nutrition of protein contained in millet is not better than that of rice. As a result, it is not advisable to eat millet as the only staple food. You should eat millet together with other food, so as not to cause malnutrition.

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