Sorghum: Properties and benefits of the grain

 Sorghum: Properties and benefits of the grain

Lena Fisher

Sorghum is a grain that is still not so well known among Brazilians. However, this tends to change soon, since its properties are excellent and its health benefits are clear. Besides, the ways to consume it are numerous.

What is sorghum?

It is an ancient grain similar to corn. Recently, it has been gaining popularity. This is mainly due to its antioxidant properties and its satiating potential, excellent for those who wish to lose weight.

Small and round, it is most commonly found in white and yellow, but can also be red, brown, black, and even purple.

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Sorghum properties

This superfood is a whole grain, i.e. it has all the parts of the grain, so none of them were lost during the chemical process.

Besides its antioxidant compounds (e.g. anthocyanins, phenolic acids and tannins), it also source of fiber Not only does it promote the feeling of satiety, but these nutrients are also excellent for preventing various diseases, such as cancer.

In addition, sorghum is also rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium.

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Benefits of sorghum

Helps with weight loss

As said, it can provide a greater feeling of satiety, especially when compared to other grains, such as rice. In this sense, is excellent for those who aim to lose weight It prevents overeating, as well as promotes a better functioning of the digestive system and the body in general. Not only that, it helps with fluid retention and even lean mass gain.

Gluten free

For those who avoid gluten consumption, this is a great option, because it does not contain gluten in its composition, is excellent for celiacs .

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Another excellent feature is its versatility. Lucky for us, it can be consumed in the most diverse and varied ways.

How to consume

Sorghum can be found in a variety of ways, not just in its raw grain form. Some ways to consume sorghum are:

  • Flour powder;
  • Sorghum popcorn;
  • Added to salads;
  • Syrup.

Nutrition Facts (100 g)

  • Calories: 316
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69 g
  • Fats: 3 g
  • Fiber: 6 g

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Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.