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Millet Flour

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I bought organic millet from the grocery store and am finding it bitter.  Not so much when it is cooked just as is with water but when I make it into a flour by grinding it up, it is incredibly bitter.  It gives things it's cooked into a bitter flavor and I tried making cream of millet cereal and it had a very bitter aftertaste- we really had to add a lot of sweetener to cover up the bitter.  Has this happened to anyone else here?  Searching on the internet, I find lots of people talking about how great millet flour is and how is is not bitter at all.  Is there different types of millet and some are bitter and some are not?  Maybe I just got a bitter kind?

post #2 of 5

Maybe it has turned rancid. I have heard that is common with millet flour. We buy whole millet from the bulk bin and it is never bitter, it's sweet and slightly nutty. We always store it in the fridge, like all our grains and flours. 

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I thought that maybe the flour was rancid but then I tried using freshly ground millet that I had just ground from newly purchased whole millet.  And it's bitter!

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Originally Posted by bright_eyes View Post

I thought that maybe the flour was rancid but then I tried using freshly ground millet that I had just ground from newly purchased whole millet.  And it's bitter!



Seems strange that the same millet cooked in water is fine, but it is when you grind it, it is bitter. Some residue on whatever you grind it on?

post #5 of 5

Hi,

I just took a millet bread out of the oven and the whole bread has a very bitter aftertaste. The taste stays in my mouth even while i am eating other foods. I bought this organic millet flour from a good mill. that's why I got on the internet to look for an explanation. So far nothing. I'll call the mill tomorrow. It must be in its nature, i don't know. other people have eaten it and not experienced any bitter aftertaste. this is strange, but there must be a scientific/natural explanation.

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