This information comes from the Sorghum Checkoff website.
Sorghum is a whole grain that provides many other nutritional benefits. Sorghum is commonly eaten with the hull (the outer layer of the grain), which retains the majority of the nutrients.
- Naturally very high in fiber and iron, with a high protein level as well.
- Rich in antioxidants, which are believed to help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and some neurological diseases.
- The wax surrounding the sorghum grain contains compounds, policosanols, that may have an impact on human cardiac health.
- Sorghum is grown from traditional hybrid seeds and does not contain biotechnology traits, making it nontransgenic or non-GMO.