Known also as Proso Millet (Panicum miliaceum). It is still extensively cultivated in India, Russia, Ukraine, the Middle East, Turkey, and Romania.


  • Proso millet is an annual grass whose plants reach an average height of 100 cm (4 feet).
  • The seedheads grow in bunches. The seeds are small (2-3 mm or 0.1 inches) and can be cream, yellow, orange-red, or brown in colour.


Proso is mainly grown for birdseed. In some cases/sellers, it is sold as health food, and due to its lack of gluten, it can be included in the diets of people who cannot tolerate wheat.