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General / 15. April 2024

The renaissance of millet: a treasure from nature – rich in nutrients, versatile and a pioneer in sustainability


In the midst of a global resurgence in healthy and sustainable eating, millet, also known as sorghum, is experiencing an impressive renaissance. As one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, originating in the vast landscapes of Africa, this versatile grain is now conquering our menus once again. At sowing time, we would like to rekindle the fascination for this nutrient-rich grain and show you why it is more than just a side dish.

Millet impresses with its wealth of essential nutrients. With an impressive profile of proteins, vitamins and minerals – including iron, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins – it is a valuable addition to any diet. The high fiber content also promotes healthy digestion. As a gluten-free grain, millet is also an excellent choice for people with gluten intolerance or coeliac disease. From hearty soups to nutritious main dishes, the uses for millet are limitless and offer a delicious range of culinary discoveries.


Millet’s ability to adapt to a wide range of climates and soil conditions has made it popular around the world for centuries. It is particularly strong in dry regions, as it requires significantly less water than many other cereals. In a world increasingly affected by climate change and droughts, millet is becoming a beacon of hope for securing food supplies.

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The ecological benefit of Millet

Millet is a real benefit ecologically: as a C4 plant, it uses photosynthesis more efficiently than many other cereals and thus contributes to the absorption of carbon dioxide. Its natural resistance to pests and diseases reduces the need for pesticides, which makes a positive contribution to environmental protection.
But millet doesn’t just impress with its health and ecological benefits – it is also a culinary highlight. Processed into flour, flakes, semolina or even beer, it enriches our tables in a variety of ways. Its nutty note gives dishes a pleasant depth of flavor and adds variety to the menu.

We are at the beginning of the millet culture year. Let’s discover the versatility of millet together and celebrate its many benefits for our health, the planet and the palate. Immerse yourself in the world of millet and be inspired to integrate this traditional grain into your diet in new and creative ways.