Foxtail Hulled Millet in Pakistan- 2 Lb (Baltistan Himalayan Foxtail Millet)
Our Foxtail Millet is sourced from high altitude organic villages of Gilgit Baltistan. These villages have the most healthy atmosphere and are located in the mighty Himalayas and Karakorum mountains.
Millet is one of the oldest crops known to mankind. Both the ancestor and the location of domestication of millet are unknown. It was believed that millet was cultivated during the Neolithic period (8000-2000 B.C.) in China where farmers plant the proso millet during the Second Chinese Dynasty. Nowadays, millet still plays an important role in the diet of northwest China. Millets used to be cultivated in western Europe but with the extensive growth of potatoes, millet production increasing decreased and almost disappeared by the beginning of 20th century.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, millet production ranks fifth in the world cereal production, following corn,wheat,barley and sorghum. The production of millet had increased from 27.6 million tons in 2000 to 31.6 million tons in 2010. It is widely cultivated in the Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, U.S., Argentina, Australia, Eastern Europe and southern India. The major exporters of proso millet are U.S., Argentina and Australia. The major millet importers are Belgium, Germany and Netherlands.
Millets have long been used as traditional staple foods by a large proportion of the world’s poor as in Asia and Africa. Currently, it was consumed in northern China, India, Africa and southern Russia. About 80% of the global millet production is directed consumed as human food in forms of porridges, breads, cakes, snacks, steamed goods and beverage. Because of lack of gluten, millet flour is normally used to make flat bread.
The Foxtail Millet sold by Himalayas Organic Foods is sourced from high altitude Organic Villages of Himalayas and Karakorum mountains of the Gilgit Baltistan region. You can read more about buckwheat by visiting our BLOG. Also, you can visit our SHOP and place orders online to be delivered at your doorsteps within 2 to 3 working days.