Pearl millet grain can be ground into flour and used to produce porridge, or a type of flat bread. It can also be cooked and prepared in a manner similar to couscous or rice. The plant stems can be used for roof thatch and building construction. In countries other than Africa and India it is most widely grown as fodder. The grain of pearl millet generally has higher fat and hence higher energy, higher protein content, and better quality protein than most other cereal grains.
WAY TO USE
Pearl millets are used largely to prepare traditional, thick or thin, fermented or unfermented porridges in Africa.The nutritional advantages of pearl millet are its high fat content and a relatively high lysine content, comparable with that of high-lysine corn in some varieties.