Sorghum flour is a great gluten free flour to use as a substitute in place of wheat. The flour has a smooth texture and a mild sweet taste. The grain helps with weight loss due to it's ability to keep you feeling full for longer.
Another reason for it helping with weight loss is that it's high in fiber and fiber promotes regularity by flushing toxins out of the body. When the body becomes toxic it retains fluids causing weight gain. The grain contains 3 grams of fiber in just 1/4 cup.
Sorghum flour is also a great source of protein. It contains 8 grams of protein in just 3/4 of a cup and protein helps with weight loss due to it's satiating affects!
Also, it is low on the glycemic scale, meaning it slows down sugar absorption into the bloodstream resulting in decreased cravings which prevents overeating along with being great for diabetics.
This healthy grain is considered to be one of the best out there for it's nutritional benefits! Besides the fact that it is high in fiber, it is also high in antioxidants which are known to fight inflammation. And given the fact that inflammation is known to be the leading cause of all diseases, adding this grain to your diet is certainly a very good idea.
Some other nutritional benefits it contains are, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, calcium, selenium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin E, fatty acids and amino acids!
The flour can be used to make breads, pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc. Along with being able to add it to your baking you can also use it as a thickener for gravy and sauces.
The grain can also be used as a cereal. You can cook sorghum grain the same as you can cook oats to make an amazing hot cereal which is very high in nutrients and great for those who are suffering from celiac disease.
With the amazing health benefits of sorghum and the fact that it is gluten free makes it one of the top grains on the market.
Sure there are other super healthy ancient grains that are out there such as Kamut and Spelt, but these two just mentioned are not gluten free and therefore can not be consumed by those with celiac. Kamut and spelt however are really nutritious and should be eaten if you don't suffer from celia since they are super foods.