Millet is a grain crop that is grown almost all over the world, including the countries of Eastern Europe. Experts count more than 450 varieties of millet, only about 10 of which are common. The grain crop is characterized by durability, the ability to withstand the lack of moisture, as well as resistance to hot weather. The term of maturation of the culture is from 60 to 120 days.
Russia is one of the key suppliers of millet to European and Asian markets. This is one of the most ancient cultivated plants in Europe and Asia. In Russia, millet grows mainly in the regions of the Central Chernozem and Volga regions.
In medicine, millet grain is used to treat diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, hemorrhoids and cystitis. In addition, grain consumption stimulates hematopoiesis; millet porridge helps with diseases of the cardiovascular system and hypertension.
Massively grown mainly common millet, not known in the wild. In addition to the grain itself, flour is produced for sale. In cooking, cereals are used for porridge, soups; in the household, millet is used as poultry feed.