One of the earliest foods to be cultivated by early farmers is called Millet. Basically, millet is a group of about 50 different species of small seed grasses. If you’ve ever bought bird seed then you’ve bought millet as it is mostly composed of this food.
In Asia, India, and Africa millet is s food stable still today but in the western world not so much so. However, if you’ve eaten at some of the top rated restaurants in the west you might find your mashed potatoes topped with a sprinkle of millet and it is also a part of some baby foods on western store shelves too!
Back in 2015 a study was conducted on millet by Archaeology Professor Martin Jones at Cambridge which focused on the origin and spread of millet. Professor Jones won a 2015 Research Award from the Shanghai Archaeological Forum and his research brought some light on millet and its use in the earliest days of agriculture in China. Continue Reading