Sorghum is a tropical cereal grass, which originated in Africa that can grow up to 3 ft in height. It is the fifth major cereal crop in the world, after wheat, barley and rice. Sorghum has waxy leaves and can withstand very dry temperatures. Traditionally sorghum is fermented and used to make porridge, but is also used to make wholegrain rice products, pancakes, dumplings, and couscous. It is also made into syrup. Sorghum is mainly grown in Africa and Asia. It is also planted in the USA.

Season: available year-round

How to select: Available in health food stores and select grocery stores.

Substitutions: Molasses or Goldens syrup

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