Sorghum...The New Food Grain
Sorghum is the third most important cereal crop grown in the US and the fifth most important cereal crop in the world, according to the U.S. Grains Council. Originating from the tropical areas in Africa, the oldest cultivation records date back to B.C. 3000 in Egypt and then it came to the Americas via trade routes in the 1700's.
What’s In A Name
Sorghum is called various names in different places in the world. In Western Africa, it is called ‘great millet’ or ‘guinea corn’, which represents a connection with corn or millet. It is called ‘jowar’ in India, ‘kaolian’ in China and ‘milo’ in Spain.
There are a number of reasons for Sorghum becoming increasingly popular, starting with Sorghum crops having strong resistance to harsh environments and being able to adapt itself to the conditions to best assist growth. It is also a versatile food material and naturally gluten free.
Sorghum is increasing its position as a wheat replacement in the food industry. Its color, neutral flavor and pleasing texture have resulted in sorghum being used in gluten free cookbooks, cereals, cakes, bread and even beer, just to name a few things.
Buy This ‘Super Food’ Locally
Mirfak Pty Ltd is proud of its Sorghum products and we are always looking to increase and improve our range. We currently supply both Red and White Sorghum varieties of flour, kibble, wholegrain and even Puffed Sorghum soon to be made available. We are able to supply both retail, wholesale and the home chef with any requirements that are needed.
For more information, see our products page or call or send us an email. We would be happy to hear from you!
*Information retrieved from U.S. Grains Council Sorghum Handbook.