THIS GRAIN ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON
We are sorghum obsessed, so we wanted to share with you what it is, why we love it, and how you can incorporate it into your diet.
What is sorghum?
Sorghum is a cereal grain that grows tall like corn and is one of the top five cereal crops in the world. Sorghum has been growing in Africa for hundreds of years, and magically made its way to the United States!
Why do we love sorghum? We have 5 reasons.
Soooo versatile: You can use sorghum in place of rice, quinoa and pasta. You may find sorghum at the grocery store in a whole or pearled form, as a flour, syrup, bran, similar to popcorn or even as flakes! It is a grain that you can get creative with! Great for any meal or snack.
Very Nutritious: Sorghum is indeed a super food (very nutrient dense with many health benefits). It provides protein, iron, vitamin b6, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, and fiber all of which play a major role in helping various parts of your body to function such as your digestive system and cardiovascular system!
Naturally gluten free: Sorghum is naturally gluten-free and safe for people who suffer from Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Be sure to read the food label. Sometimes manufacturers mix a variety of ingredients with sorghum that may not be gluten-free!
Easy to use: You can prepare sorghum as a delicious side dish or as the base for a meal. Sorghum is easy to cook using your oven, stove top, slow cooker or rice cooker. It can even be frozen and then reheated without losing its great taste.
Antioxidant powers: Certain types of sorghum grains are rich in antioxidants. Research suggests that it may help lower your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and some neurological diseases.
3 easy, nutritious sorghum recipes to try:
Recipe 1: Boost your grain intake and sprinkle sorghum on your favorite salad!
Sorghum Blackberry Salad (Click here for the recipe.)
Recipe 2: Need something crunchy to munch on? Sorghum can be popped just like popcorn! Sooo awesome.
Popsorghum Trail Mix (Click here for the recipe.)
Recipe 3: It’s officially soup season. Make it more nutrient dense by adding sorghum!
Sorghum Chicken and White bean Soup with Kale. (Click here for the recipe.)
I hope we inspired you to give sorghum a try. Don’t forget, it is very important to make half the grains you consume “whole”. Your body will thank you.