A nutrient powerhouse
For bone health
Calcium absorption, critical for bone health, is increased by magnesium. Compared to rice and wheat, sorghum contains higher levels of magnesium1.
To keep diabetes at bay
Sorghum has high resistant starch, which, in
To defer age-onset degenerative diseases
Sorghum is abundant in phenolic compounds and antioxidants2. Therefore, it has the potential for protection against age-onset degenerative diseases3.
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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