Millet originated in China nearly 5000 years ago, making it one of the earliest cultivated grains. Whole Grain Millet is nutritious and a good source of protein, essential amino acids and fiber, with a distinctive, sweet flavor. It cooks quickly and is one of the most versatile of all grains. Makes a great hot breakfast cereal and a tasty side dish that's a unique alternative to potatoes or rice. Uncooked Millet can be added to breads and crackers for a hint of sweetness and crunch. Easily digested and gluten free - superb choice for special diets.