Organic Whole Sorghum Flour
Our organic whole sorghum flour is made by ''La Milanaise'' in Quebec from organic whole sorghum. Sorghum flour is stone ground from 100% whole grain sorghum. It has a light color and texture and a mild, sweet flavor, making our whole sorghum flour a popular alternative to wheat flour and a wonderful ingredient for gluten-free baking.
It contains about 120 calories per e cup flour with 1 gram of fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams of protein, and 3 grams of sugar. It also contains small but significant amounts of phosphorus, niacin, and thiamine.
Sorghum is an ancient cereal grain that belongs to the Panicoideae family, the second-largest subfamily of grasses that contains over 3,500 species. Also included in this family are staple crops like sugarcane and maze (corn). Though sorghum may be new to you, it originated in parts of Africa and Australia over 5,000 years ago and is currently considered the fifth-most important cereal crop grown in the world.
The most commonly grown species of sorghum is Sorghum bicolor, typically an annual species that grows in clumps reaching as tall as 4 meters high. The grain itself is very small, ranging from 2mm to 4mm in diameter and has a light color and a mild, sweet flavor. One of the things that makes this crop so popular is the fact that it is extremely drought-resistant. It has a large root-to-leaf ratio, a protective waxy coating on its leaves, and it goes dormant rather than dying in times of drought.
Whole grain flour health benefits come mainly from its high-fiber content. High-fiber grains help you with digestion, gut health, and weight management. The FDA even affirms that high-fiber, low-fat diets help reduce the risk of cancer and prevent coronary heart disease.
Locally grown in Canada, buying our organic whole sorghum flour encourages local farmers and reduces pollution from long-distance transportation.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.