Sorghum

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 turn contributes to a low glycemic index and helps slow the absorption of carbohydrates, preventing extreme blood glucose fluctuations5, benefitting people with diabetes and obesity4.

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.

References

  1. Kumar A, Metwal M, Kaur S, Gupta AK, Puranik S, Singh S, Singh M, Gupta S, Babu BK, Sood S and Yadav R. 2016. Nutraceutical value of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.), and their improvement using omics approaches. Frontiers in plant science. 7:934. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00934
  2. Awika JM, Rooney LW and Waniska RD. 2004. Anthocyanin from black sorghum and their antioxidant properties. Food Chem., 90:293-301
  3. Monnier VM. 1990. Nonenzymatic glycosylation, the Maillard reaction and the aging process. J Gerontol 45:105-11.
  4. Shen RL, Zhanga WL, Donga JL, Renb GX & Chena M. 2014. Sorghum resistant starch reduces adiposity in high-fat diet-induced overweight and obese rats via mechanisms involving
  5. Longvah T, Ananthan R, Bhaskarachary K and Venkaiah K. 2017. Indian food composition table, National Institute of Nutrition. 1-578.

Nutritional Value

Protein (g)

Fibre (g)

Calcium (mg)

Potassium (mg)

Sorghum Vs. Maize

Calcium

  • Sorghum
  • 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

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