Sorghum comes from the grass family (Poaceae) and is a versatile nutrient-packed grain. It’s rich in B vitamins & the minerals magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, & zinc. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, antioxidants,  & protein.

Research indicates that the nutrient profile of sorghum is as follows*:

Half a cup of uncooked sorghum (100 grams) provides:

  • Calories: 329
  • Protein: 11 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 72 grams
  • Fibre: 7 grams

Sorghum is also a good source of the following micronutrients:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

B Vitamins play an essential role in metabolism, nerve cell development, healthy hair & skin. Magnesium is a mineral that’s important for bone formation, heart health, & over 600 biochemical reactions in the body, such as energy production & protein metabolism.

Antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acids, & tannins can lower oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.

Seven grams of fibre is about 25% of the recommended daily fibre intake. A diet rich in fibre helps to manage weight, lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels, & prevent constipation.

Sorghum provides as much protein as quinoa, a cereal grain renowned for its high protein content. Sorghum is a gluten-free grain option. With an increase in gluten-free diets, for health reasons like celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the demand for gluten-free products is on the rise. Sorghum is a good alternative to wheat if you’re following a paleo or another grain-free diet.

* Healthline, 22/03-2022.

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