Sorghum is the fifth largest crop in the world after rice, maize, wheat and barley. Because it is extremely resistant to drought, it is usually grown in dry and semi-arid parts of the world. India is among the top five producers of sorghum or 'jowar' as it is popularly known among the Indian farmers. We tender to our customers a wide compass of white sorghum. It has rich nutrition value and is absolutely free from any impurities.
Sorghum is the third largest crop to be grown in India after wheat and rice. More commonly known as jowar in the Indian sub-continent, it grows well in both summer and winter, and is thus both a rabi and khariff crop. 75% of the cultivated area is devoted to the production of sorghum. Sorghum is used in many different areas because of its nutritional as well as commercial value.
Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are used as fodder plants either cultivated or as part of pasture. Sorghum is a rich source of proteins and important nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus etc. that are necessary to keep the body healthy. Sorghum has good amount of thiamin and niacin with small amounts of riboflavin.
Since sorghum contains many nutritional additives like protein, iron, calcium, etc. it is widely used as food for human consumption. It is used in the form of porridge, flour, malted & distilled beverage, etc. Sorghum is also extensively used as Animal Feed for livestock in many parts of the world. It contains almost the same nutritional content as maize, and is thus an ideal source of food for the animals. Because it also contains a high amount of tannins and phenolic acids, which can be harmful for some animals like cattle, it needs to be reprocessed to enable the sorghum grains to be digested by these cattle.
Sorghum also carries commercial usage as the stems or fibers of the sorghum plant are used in making wall boards, solvents, bio-degradable packaging materials, fences, etc. Sorghum is also used in making ethanol, adhesives and paper