Millet

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About Millet[edit]

Wikipedia Article About Millet on Wikipedia

The millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops, widely grown around the world for food and fodder. They do not form a taxonomic group, but rather a functional or agronomic one, based on similar characteristics and uses.

Millet can often be used instead of buckwheat, rice, or quinoa.

Pearl millet[edit]

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) belongs to the family Poaceae. It is call Omahangu locally in Namibia. Pearl millet is an erect annual crop, usually between 50 cm to 4 m tall. Tillering and branches are common and are sometime profuse. The numerous flowers are tucked tightly around a cylindrical spike that can range in length from 15 to 140 cm. The inflorescence is usually greenish-yellow and it may be cylindrical through out its length or my taper at one or both ends.

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