Posted on Jun 24, 2016
Sorghum is becoming quite a popular grain people are talking about. In fact, there is an entire month celebrating this healthy grain – that’s right – sorghum is the Whole Grains Council June Grain of the Month. Sorghum is one of the top five cereal grains in the world. The United States is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, having produced 597 million bushels in 2015 – that’s a lot of sorghum! Plus, this nutrient-rich ancient grain is also environmentally friendly – another trend! Sorghum is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water and is known as a high-energy, drought tolerant crop.
Breakfast has increasingly been gaining more attention – this once forgotten meal is now trendy. In fact, many restaurants are adding breakfast to their menus, and ancient-grain dishes are topping the list. Breakfast ideas for fast-paced lifestyles continue to involve ease and convenience, but the trend for flavor customization and more functional, healthier foods is stirring up this morning meal. Whole grain sorghum is naturally a good source of fiber, iron and protein as well as rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. As a nutrient-rich, versatile grain, sorghum blends well with many flavor combinations and can easily be prepared ahead of time for convenience.
Imagine waking up to a warm breakfast you can enjoy in minutes. Cooking sorghum overnight in a slow cooker provides you the convenience and ease of enjoying ancient grains for breakfast at home. Sorghum is also the perfect grain to prepare ahead of time and store for later. Sorghum holds its consistency well without getting soggy and without compromising its great taste – even when frozen. With the convenience of preparing sorghum ahead of time, you can enjoy sorghum for breakfast in a sweet warm porridge, savory breakfast salad or chilled breakfast parfait. Start your morning with the modern, ancient grain sorghum!
Wondering how you can begin adding sorghum into your own meal plan? Try this Berry Sorghum Breakfast Porridge. This warm dish will help you start your day off right, and is full of fiber and protein to keep you satisfied longer while giving you the energy to get through the day. Enjoy the ancient grain modern trend with sorghum.