Whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of 12 essential nutrients.

  • A serving of cooked whole grain sorghum provides more than double the amount of protein as a serving of quinoa.
  • One half-cup serving of cooked whole grain sorghum has nearly double the iron as a 3-ounce sirloin steak. 
  • You would need to eat more than 7 cups of raw spinach to get the same amount of Vitamin B6 offered in just one half-cup serving of cooked whole grain sorghum. 
  • Cooked whole grain sorghum is a source of tryptophan, an amino acid that research has shown may be an effective approach to decrease anxiety and increase positive mood in healthy individuals.

Antioxidant Rich

Sorghum is a natural source of antioxidants, which may help to lower your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and some neurological diseases.


Sorghum is naturally gluten-free and is a great option for those avoiding gluten. 

Easy To Use

You can cook sorghum grain using your stovetop, slow cooker, oven, rice cooker or whatever option you prefer to prepare your favorite meals. Plus, sorghum can be frozen and reheated without losing its great taste, texture or moisture.

Immune Health

A serving of cooked whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of protein, zinc, selenium and copper, which may contribute to a healthy immune system.


Sorghum is a versatile grain you can use like rice or quinoa. With whole and pearled grain, flour, syrup, bran, flaked, popped and more, sorghum is an ingredient you can get creative with. Boil it, pop it, bake it and get inspired by sorghum and add a new twist to your favorite meals. Sorghum is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks everyone will love.

American Grown

The United States is the largest producer of sorghum throughout the world. When you buy sorghum, you’re supporting U.S. farmers and the economy.

Digestive Health

Sorghum grain provides an excellent source of dietary fiber, which contributes to digestive health.

Heart Health

Research has shown that sorghum contributes to healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

How Whole Grain Sorghum Stacks Up Against Other Grains

Whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of 12 essential nutrients — more than corn, wheat, oat, rice and quinoa.

For Health Professionals

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Are you a product manufacturer seeking ways to use sorghum in your products or a chef looking to promote sorghum on your menu? If so, the Sorghum Checkoff offers co-branding opportunities that may benefit your business.

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