A nutrient powerhouse: Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, it offers many health benefits.
Calcium absorption, critical for bone health, is increased by magnesium present in sorghum.
Phytic acid can bind calcium, zinc and iron, however, this ability can have some protective effects lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Dietary fiber helps to keep the level of ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) low. This helps to improve heart health and protect from conditions such as atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.
Certain types of Cancer prevention
Sorghum consumption reduces the risk of certain types of cancer in humans compared to other cereals. The sorghum bran contains important antioxidants that neutralize and eliminate free radicals (cancer-causing molecules) in the body. Phytic acid in sorghum is also a natural antioxidant.
Diabetes control and prevention
Sorghum is a rich source of phytochemicals that help to regulate insulin and glucose levels.
Sorghum is gluten free and can be eaten safely without the painful inflammation, nausea and gastrointestinal damage that gluten causes in people with Celiac disease.
Improved blood circulation
High levels of copper and iron in sorghum increase red blood cell development, improving blood circulation in the body.
Increased energy levels
Vitamin B6, a key component in transforming food into usable energy and fuel for the body, is present in significant amounts in sorghum.
Sorghum Vs. Maize
What is your daily recommended fibre intake?
- 2-5-year-olds: about 15g
- 5-11-year-olds: about 20g
- 11-16-year-olds: about 25g
- 16-18-year-olds: about 30g