Posted on Jan 31, 2019
Demand for sorghum as an ingredient in popular food products has been steadily growing. In fact, the amount of sorghum used for consumer food products has increased by more than 250 percent over the last five years! But did you know whole grain sorghum features a beneficial nutrient profile (link to reasons why we love sorghum blog), is naturally gluten free and has favorable growth traits that promote an eco-friendly environment? Consumers are helping to augment popularity as knowledge of the benefits of whole grains becomes more widespread. The International Food Information Councils’ 2018 Food and Health Survey indicates that 8 in 10 consumers understand the health benefits of consuming whole grains. This has spurred creation of new products containing whole grains. Whether you shop at a larger retailer, local grocery store or health-food store, you will want to add these 10 sorghum products to your grocery list.
Excited to make a new whole grain recipe but having a hard time finding raw whole grain sorghum? Look for Bob’s Redmill whole grain sorghum at your local grocery store. It is budget friendly and a little goes a long way. For fun recipes, visit our recipe catalog.
If you are in the market for a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, try this artisan flour blend from Pamela’s. It can be used as an alternative to traditional flour in most recipes and makes baking and eating simple for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Try it with this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Keep an eye out for other products containing sorghum from Pamela’s.
Breakfast is made simple with Special K’s new Protein Honey Almond Ancient Grains Cereal. Packed with 15 grams of protein per serving, this tasty cereal will help you start your day off right.
Enjoy a quick, flavorful lunch with this Ranchero Chicken bowl from Grainful. The Mexican-inspired bowl is made with whole grain sorghum, red quinoa, chicken, tomatillo guajillo pepper sauce, black beans and cilantro. Find it conveniently prepared in the frozen aisle.
Fusing chef-paired flavors, this braised brisket with caramelized sweet potatoes, sorghum, red rice and pickled onions takes a creative spin on frozen meals. Each serving packs 21 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.
This whole grain pasta from Ronzoni is packed with ancient grains like sorghum, amaranth and teff. One serving provides 5 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein. Pair cooked pasta with a savory sauce, sauteed vegetables and protein of choice for an easy dinner.
Looking for a simple side dish that can be prepared in minutes? These baked beans from Eden are a winner. Navy beans are flavored with sorghum syrup, mustard and seasonings for a savory dish. Pair these baked beans with a source of protein and another side such as this Sorghum Arugula Salad with Gluten-Free Rye Croutons from Triad to Wellness.
Made with simple ingredients, these classic sea salt pretzel twists from Quinn are free from common allergens. Grab a bag and enjoy as a delicious snack with the whole family.
These ancient grain chips from Ka-Pop are made with 100 percent whole grain and come in a variety of delightful flavors, including cheddar, salt and vinegar, olive oil and sea salt as well as rosemary garlic. They are great served alongside a sandwich or salad for lunch or simply enjoyed as a snack any time of the day.
If you are on the hunt for a new healthy snack bar, these grain and seed bars from Enjoy Life come in an assortment of flavors and are perfect for an allergy-sensitive home. Plus, they are made with three different types of sorghum, and provide 4 grams of protein per serving.