The most economically important species of the Setaria genus is foxtail millet, which is one of the oldest cultivated cereal grains. Foxtail millet is a dual-purpose plant that is grown for both grain and fodder. Its grain is used for the human diet and animal feed. The grain can be cooked in the same way as rice and is used in a variety of dishes (porridge, pudding, bread, cakes, flour, chips, rolls, noodles). In India and northern China, it is a popular staple dish. In China, foxtail millet is fermented to make vinegar and wine, and in Russia and Myanmar, it is fermented to make beer. Sprouted grains are commonly consumed as a vegetable.