What is Sorghum?
Sorghum is a genus of flowering plants in the grass family Poaceae. Seventeen of the 25 species are native to Australia, with the range of some extending to Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and certain islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.Sorghum is in the subfamily Panicoideae and the tribe Andropogoneae (the tribe of big bluestem and sugarcane).
Source of Sorghum
Seventeen of the 25 species are native to Australia,with the range of some extending to Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and certain islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.Sorghum is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia, and is the fifth-most important cereal crop grown in the world.
Sorghum and Nutrition
For those with diabetes, sorghum benefits come from the grain’s mix of fiber, phenols, antioxidants, protein, and its low-glycemic status. Whole grains are a fantastic source of dietary fiber, and unlike many other grains, sorghum does not have an indigestible hull that must be removed. So, even sorghum’s fiber-rich outer layers can be eaten. Consuming adequate fiber is essential for good digestion, cardiovascular health, and helps us to feel energized and satisfied longer after meals. Plus, the tannins in sorghum are reported to inhibit weight gain.
The major health benefits of sorghum include its ability to prevent certain types of cancer, help control diabetes, offer a dietary option to people with celiac disease, improve digestive health, build strong bones, promote red blood cell development, and boost energy and fuel production.
- One serving, Sorghum contains 47 % of your daily recommended iron and 55 % of your phosphorus intake. It’s also a good source of magnesium, copper, calcium, zinc, and potassium.
- Sorghum contains a wide variety of beneficial phytochemicals that act as antioxidants in the body, such as tannins, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, phytosterols, and policosanols.
- Sorghum is one of the best sources available for dietary fiber. One serving contains 48 % of your daily recommended intake of fiber.
- Certain phytochemicals in sorghum have also been shown to have cancer-inhibiting properties, particularly in gastrointestinal and skin cancer.
Sorghum is produced as dried or canned. Households use dry and canned Sorghum as well as Sorghum flower in baking.
- Grain milling companies
- Animal feed producers
- Snack shops
Types & forms
Our company offers sorghum in the following forms whole grains and decorticated sorghum grains and in powder form which are harvested from the highest quality grains.
Specification Data Sheet
This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/I dated 18/8/01. It applies to Sorghum Seeds. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.
Sorghum exporting process
- Our Sorghum Seeds are packed in 50kg polypropylene (PP) bags.
- Then we load the 20 feet containers with up to 22 metric tons of the Sorghum Seeds.
- The minimum order quantity (20ft FCL) takes a time period of 10 to 15 days to be on board the vessel, this period varies depending on the quantity ordered.
- The port of use is PORTSUDAN (SDPZU), with a possibility to re-export from other nearby ports.
- Estimated time to reach the client’s destination port depends on the shipping lines used and the destination port. Usually, it takes between 2 to 8 weeks for the farthest destination.
- Payment documents provided along with the shipment.
- Sudanese Sorghum Seeds is falling among the products which the US sanctions against Sudan has not exempted, therefore cannot be exported directly from PORTSUDAN to the US market unless obtaining a special OFAC license.
(*) Need to be confirmed form each country customs authorities.