Shorghum Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts


Shorghum Health Benefits:
Diabetes II | Cancer | Celiac Disease | Digestion | Bone Health | Energy | Heart Diseases | Circulation |  
Shorghum Nutrition Facts:

Serving size- 100g
Nutrients Amount
Proteins 28.2 g
Energy 1,377 kJ (329 kcal)
Carbohydrates 72.1 g
Dietary fiber 6.7 g
Fat 3.5 g
Protein 10.6 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) 0.33 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.1 mg
Niacin (B3) 3.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 0.44 mg
Folate (B9) 20 μg
Minerals
Calcium 13 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Magnesium 165 mg
Manganese 1.6 mg
Phosphorus 289 mg
Potassium 363 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Zinc 1.7 mg
Source: USDA National Nutrient data base 28

Shorghum Health Benefits:
Digestion:
Sorghum is one of the best sources for dietary fiber, with a single serving providing more than 40% of the recommended daily requirement of fiber. This helps to move your food along the digestive tract and prevents cramps, bloating, flatulence and gas. Moreover high amounts of dietary fiber also scrape off the LDL (bad cholesterol), thus improving heart health.

RBC Development:
Sorghum is a good source of essential minerals like copper, iron, magnesium and calcium which increases the uptake of iron in the blood. This decreases the occurrence of anemia and improves RBC development in the body. A diet containing sorghum improves the blood circulation and stimulates cellular growth and development.

Celiac Disease:
Sorghum does not contain gluten, a protein that is not digested by people suffering from celiac disease. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye, along with numerous items made from these food grains, thus making it impossible for the celiac patients to consume these items. Sorghum provides a safe alternative to these patients without causing the symptoms of the celiac disease like nausea, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorders etc.