Updated: Jul 19
What a great find for those of us who love popcorn but can't do corn!!! Wahoo - movie night here we come! On my salad above you can see we took 1/3 cup and fried it up in 1 T coconut oil until it popped. It comes out looking and tasting like little baby mini popcorn only the kernels are crunchy instead of hard as a rock and a threat to your teeth!!!!
I just looked it up and this is what I found out...
Sorghum Nutrition Facts
According to the USDA, apparently sorghum is a powerhouse of nutrients. How come plant-based vegans everywhere aren't celebrating that when added to the diet, sorghum can provide nearly half of the daily required protein, a significant amount of dietary fiber, and B-vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as high levels of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium?
It Keeps Getting Better
I also found out that excessive sugary, fiber-less, carbohydrates break down into simple sugars and wreak havoc on glucose levels in the body, which may lead to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, or cause a hot mess for people who already suffer from these issues.
However, get-a-load-of this...The complex carbohydrate, tannin-rich bran of sorghum has enzymes that inhibit the absorption of starch by the body, which can help to regulate insulin and glucose levels in the body. Thus, diabetics won’t suffer as many plunges and spikes in their glucose levels. This is great news for every body!!!
May Improve Bone Health
Magnesium is found in high quantities in sorghum. Adequate amounts of magnesium can help calcium levels to be properly maintained, as magnesium increases calcium absorption in the body. These two minerals are also integral to the development of bone tissue and speed up the healing of damaged or aging bones. This is great news for those of us who have osteoporosis. I am working on reversing it naturally and this will be a great addtion.
May Increase Circulation
The journal Science of The Total Environment, writes that sorghum contains minerals like copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. The presence of copper assists the absorption of iron into the body decreasing the likelihood of developing anemia or iron deficiency. Adequate amounts of iron and copper in the system allows red blood cell development to increased, boosting blood circulation, stimulating cellular growth and repair, and elevating the energy levels in the body.
Contains Energy Boosting Nutrients
The Department of Nutritional Sciences, at the University of California published research findings in the journal Nutrient Research that sorghum contains niacin. Niacin, also known as vitamin B3 helps to transform food into usable energy and fuel for the body by breaking down and metabolizing nutrients into energy.
NOTE: There are no known concerns against adding sorghum to your diet. As it is part of the grass family, there is the possibility of some people being allergic to it, but the cases are very rare. Perhaps, due to the high content of certain minerals and vitamins, the only real caution is getting too much of a good thing, so eat sorghum in moderation and enjoy all of the wonderful health benefits!
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