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Kitchen Dictionary: sorghum

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.

Technique

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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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 650
Calories from Fat 57 (8%)
Total Fat 6.3g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 672mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 143.3g 47%
Dietary Fiber 12.1g 48%
Sugars 12.1g
Protein 21.7g 43%

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