Sorghum – Jowar
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) commonly known as the “King of millets’, is a highly productive crop plant, which can be used for grains, livestock feed or industrial purposes. It is one the oldest millet that is used as food. It is widely grown in India and Africa.
Sorghum and their products have high nutritional value and shown to have antioxidant, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. It is good for hair growth, helps in weight reduction, good for heart health.
However, sorghum have some limitations due to the presence of some antinutritional factors such as tannins, phytates, trypsin inhibitors, and protein crosslinker. Technological processing such as soaking, germination, fermentation, thermal processes, irradiation, and others are suitable ways for removing or reducing anti-nutritional factors and for improving sorghum quality, and producing foods.
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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: January 31, 2023
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