Millets: Millets are a group a small, round whole grains used both for human consumption and livestock and bird feed. They have multiple advantages over other crops, including drought and pest resistance. They’re also able to survive in harsh environments and less fertile soil. Like most cereals, millets are starchy grains — meaning that they’re rich in carbs. Notably, they also pack several vitamins and minerals.
All millet varieties belong to the Poaceae family, they differ in color, appearance, and species, which is divided into two categories — large and small millets, with major millets being the most popular or commonly cultivated varieties such as pearl, foxtail, proso, finger, kodo, barnyard, little, guinea, browntop, fonio, adlay.