Sorghum’s Nutritional Value

The nutritional credentials of wholegrain sorghum include the following :

  • rich in carbohydrates (mainly starch)
  • moderate protein content, but low in lysine
  • low in fat, most of which is unsaturated
  • good source of dietary fibre
  • high in potassium
  • low in sodium
  • gluten free
  • contains B-group vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate and
    pantothenic acid
  • contains vitamin E
  • contains iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium (depending on the soil content of selenium)
  • contains small amounts of copper, manganese and calcium
  • contains phytochemicals including lignans, phenolic acids, phytic acid, plant sterols and saponins