- Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum]
- Foxtail millet [Setaria italica]
- Proso millet, also called hog, common or broom corn millet [Panicum miliaceum]
- Finger millet, also called ragi in India [Eleusine coracana]
- Fonio [Digitaria exilis]
Millet is a variety of grass that grows quickly and produces prodigious amounts of hard, small seeds that look a bit like quinoa. It’s not very common in the developed world, but in the developing world, millet is often a literal lifesaver, replacing other key cereals like corn, rice and wheat.