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Sorghum White, Organic, Superpail

SKU: AP524
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Description

Organic Sorghum, 40 lbs.

This product is no longer available from our supplier. We're working on finding a new source, and in the meantime we're unable to take backorders. We're sorry for the inconvenience!

Our natural, food grade white sorghum is certified organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for baking & cooking purposes. Sorghum is very popular with those who have gluten allergies or gluten intolerance.

Convenient & safe storage

Our sorghum is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 40 lbs. net weight. When you store organic sorghum at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your organic sorghum from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our organic sorghum comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your organic sorghum enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it.

  • “Your organic sorghum is clean and well packaged. Good quality, as always.”

    – Gordon H., AZ

Super-cleaned

All of our organic sorghum is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Grain that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)

Non-GMO

All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.

Sorghum Uses & History

Sorghum (sorghum bicolor) is an ancient cereal grain that originated in Africa. From there it made its way to the East on the Silk Road. It’s now a staple grain in countries around the world. In North America it’s primarily grown for biofuel products and feed for livestock. It’s also used as a gluten-free flour in baking.

Sorghum is known by many names including milo, guinea corn, kafir corn, mtama, jowar, and kaoliang. In some parts of West Africa it’s called “great millet” because of its similar characteristics to millet, another gluten-free cereal grain.

As a hearty crop that’s both drought and heat resistant, sorghum is usually grown in hot, arid climates including Africa and South Asia. In the U.S., sorghum is mainly grown between South Dakota and Texas.

Sorghum is a healthful and versatile grain with a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It’s used to make everything from cakes, pastries and breads to porridge, and even beer. It’s a common ingredient in traditional food around the world; in Bangladesh sorghum is boiled like rice to make kichuri; in the Middle East it’s used to make couscous and flatbread; and in Honduras it’s used to make tortillas.

The nutritional profile of sorghum is similar to that of dent corn. Sorghum is 10% protein, 75% complex carbohydrates and is a good source of the minerals potassium and magnesium, as well as the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin E. Rich in dietary fiber, sorghum helps balance cholesterol and regulate digestion.

Gluten-free bakers like sorghum flour for its slightly sweet flavor, and soft texture when ground. Cooked sorghum has a hearty, chewy texture—much like rice—and can be used in pilafs, soups, stews and grain-based salads. Having a mild flavor, sorghum easily takes on the flavors of a dish. Sorghum can also be cracked and made into hot cereals. Another option is to pop the grain, like popcorn, and enjoy it as a snack food or include it in breakfast bars to add a fun texture.

To cook, combine 1 cup rinsed sorghum with a quart of water or stock and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Additional Options

Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of whole grain products!

Our foods category offers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.

As a whole grains shopper you may also be interested in hand crank and electric grain mills and grain flakers as well as heavy duty Bosch mixers, Ankarsrum (formerly Electrolux) mixersHäussler spiral dough mixers and Famag spiral dough mixers!

Gamma Seal Lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.


Shipping Zones

Please note: The shipping zones below are for the 48 contiguous states. For shipment to AK/HI, please call (866) 467-6123 or email us for a cost quote.

Grain shipping zones

Ingredients

Organic white sorghum.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 oz. (28g)
Servings Per Container: 
640
Amount per serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 8
   % Daily
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 7%

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Specs

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GMO FreeYes
Gluten FreeYes
CertificationsUSDA Organic
Diameter13.4"
Height17.6"
Product Weight (lbs.)43 lb.
Net Weight40 lb.
OriginUSA

Shipping

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