Some health benefits of Jowar / Sorghum.
The nutritional benefits of Jowar the humble millet is immense and doesn’t get the recognition it deserves..Jowar is the Indian name for Sorghum which is a cereal grain native to Africa.
When compared to rice and wheat Jowar has highest calcium content, packed with proteins, iron and fibre.
Jowar has great amounts of antioxidants, presence of sorghum wax which helps in lowering cholesterol levels .
It is gluten free and therefore good for persons with gluten allergy.
A cup of this grain supplies 48 percent of the recommended dietary fibre and contains more fibre than other grains.
Jowar contains 8.45 milligrams of iron in every cup, or nearly 47 percent of the required daily intake of iron for women and over 100 percent of the RDA for men. Iron is necessary for the body to produce red blood cells .You can increase the iron you absorb from jowar by eating it with a source of vitamin C.
Jowar has Phosphorus which is required by the body to support the growth and maintenance of bones. Each 1-cup serving provides about 78 percent of the daily intake for adults. To increase the amount of phosphorus you get from jowar, incorporate jowar or jowar flour into baked goods containing yeast.
Jowar has Thiamine.Every 1-cup serving of jowar provides men with 38 percent of their recommended daily intake of thiamine and women with 41 percent of their daily thiamine requirement. Thiamine belongs to the B family of vitamins and is also known as vitamin B-1.