millet

by safia
(London uk)

i believe millet lacks the amino acid lysine so its not a complete protein.

What can I add to it to make it complete protein?
thank you ,Safia

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Jan 20, 2015
Millet / Protein
by: Mimi

Safia, thank you for writing. your question is an interesting one. The protein content in millet is very close to that of wheat; both provide about 11% protein by weight, on a dry matter basis.

Pair the millet with another grain to complete the protein. If you are veggie (not vegan) try adding a dairy product. this will increase the protein content as well.
Millet is rich in B vitamins (especially niacin, B6 and folic acid), calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Millet contain no gluten, so it is suitable for those who have celiac disease.

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