Cholam millets are also known as sorghum. They are gluten free and contain no cholesterol. These grains are used in making bread, porridge, biscuits, cakes, cookies, etc.
Numerous phenolic chemicals, many of which serve as antioxidants, are known to be abundant in sorghum or cholam millets. Due to its antioxidant effects, it has also been demonstrated to be effective for reducing various forms of inflammation. Numerous sorghum or cholam phenolic chemicals have been connected to anti-cancer properties.
Sorghum has a variety of uses including food for human consumption. Feed grain for livestock and industrial applications such as ethanol production. Grain is mostly for food purpose (55 %), consumed in the form of flat breads and Porridges (thickorthin); “Stover” is an important source of dry season maintenance rations for livestock.
Benefits of Sorghum / Cholam
Sorghum Millet helps to maintaining heat, body weight and cures arthritis. It is rich in phosphorous and potassium, high on protein, has a good amount of calcium, antioxidants with meager amounts of iron and sodium.
Sorghum Millets are power house of nutrients far more than rice or wheat. Further research by points towards Calcium content which is twice that is found in rice. Sorghum can be harvested to extract syrup similar to sugarcane or palm. Yellow Endosperm with carotene and Xanthophyll increases the nutritive value.
Varieties of Cholam / Sorghum
White Great Millet (Cholam)
Red Great Millet (Cholam)
Sorghum / Cholam Nutrition Facts
The following nutrition information for 1/2 cup (96 grams) of raw sorghum grains, is provided by the USDA. Keep in mind that raw sorghum is dry and not cooked. A 1/2-cup portion of the grain will turn into 1 1/2 cups of cooked sorghum. Most people will likely eat only 1/2 cup to 1 cup cooked which will lower the calories and carbohydrates.
Sorghum’s calories come mostly from carbohydrates. One half cup of the dry grain provides 69 grams, 3 of which are fiber. Another 2.5 grams come from sugars. The remainder of sorghum’s carbs are naturally occurring starches, which are the heartier, slower-digesting complex variety. But again, that dry portion will yield more than most people will consume in one sitting.
Sorghum contains little fat, at just 3 grams per half cup.
Sorghum contains 10 grams of protein per 1/2 cup dry or 1 1/2 cups cooked.
Vitamins and Minerals
Grains are almost always rich in micronutrients, but sorghum surpasses many others for nutrient density. One half-cup serves up 18% of the Daily Value (DV) of iron, 25% DV of vitamin B6, 37% DV of magnesium, and 30% DV of copper. It also contains significant amounts of phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and thiamine.
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