International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Food Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

An Overview of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and their Health Benefits

Hardeep Kaur [4]

Abstract: Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is belongs to the family Poacea and it is king of millet cereals. Sorghum is one of the important coarse - grained and traditional staple food crops in dry lands of tropical Africa, India and China. In India it is cultivated widely across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and in Rajasthan. Sorghum is called as the powerhouse of the nutrition, it is an important source of minerals that is located in the pericarp, aleurone and germ. Sorghum is mainly cultivated in kharif and rabi seasons but sorghum which is harvested in post - rainy season is of superior quality and only used for the food. Sorghum contains about 10.4 % protein. Fat content in sorghum is about 1.9% and total dietary fiber is around 8.3%. It is highly rich in antioxidants, protein, fibre, thiamine, riboflavin, folicacid, calcium, phosphorous, iron and ? - carotene which help to support the cardiac health, boost the immunity, improve heart and control blood sugar level and helps to control body weight and arthritis.

Keywords: Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), therapeutic properties, phenolic compounds, health benefits

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 2528 - 2533

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