What is Pitimi, Millet or Petit Mil

November 09, 2014

Pitimi, Millet or Petit Mil is all the same.

Pitimi is the Haitian Creole translation

Petit Mil is the French translation

Millet is the English translation.

Millet Grits found in most health food stores

 

Pearl Millet or Pitimi

Pearl Millet or Petit-Mil or Pitimi

 

This post is in 2 parts. Part one is the benefits of  Petit Mil or Pearl Millet. Part two is a dish that I enjoy very much called, Millet with Red Kidney Beans (Petit-Mil avec Pois Rouge/Pitimi avec pois rouge)

If you have time click on this link to learn more about Millet.  http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=53. 

I thought this would be a great source of information for anyone interested in learning more about other types of grains to incorporate into their diet. As this is a staple food in Haiti, you may not find it in every household because it was considered or may even still be considered food for the poor and food for animals. (I left Haiti so long ago that I cannot recall – but if anyone wants to share more info, please feel free). Although it was considered an inferior oat during slavery, this grain has come a long way in providing the nutrient necessary to healthy living.

 

Millet Grits

It is ironic to learn that as much as we value certain foods, they were also thought to be for the poor and slaves. No wonder they used to have more energy and were well fit. I guess we have learned throughout the years that there are no grains, no foods that are beneath any human being. It is all about staying fit and healthy. Hope you will take the time to read the information provided below and include Millet in your diet. Oh! By the way, a word of advice! Millet takes a long time to cook, and it is all worth the wait.

 





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