Meet the Smart Food
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 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.
To keep diabetes at bay
Sorghum has high resistant starch, which, in
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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