Part of Cambridge Science Festival 2019. Hands on activity/ stall. In the UK, this small, golden, round seed is best known as bird food, but we want to demonstrate it is a very tasty food source for us as well. High in fibre and naturally gluten-free, it is a perfect addition to the modern food plate. From porridge, biscuits and cakes to curries and polentas, there are many delicious recipes to try. Millets are quick to grow, full of important nutrients and they are a key crop of the semi-arid tropics in Asia and Africa due to their resistance to heat and drought. This ancient grain has potential to become a main staple food again, however in many areas this cereal has lost popularity.
Coordinator: Jacqueline Garget, Programme Manager, Cambridge Global Food Security
University of Cambridge
Date and venue
Cambdrige Marquee on the Lawn, Downing Site, CB2 3EA
Saturday 16 March
No need to book
10:00am – 4:00pm
To be confirmed
This event is part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2019: https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/mission-millets-millions-introducing-tasty-treats-ancient-grain/ which will host over 350 events exploring a range of issues that affect today’s world.