Sorghum bicolor, commonly called sorghum and also known as great millet, durra, jowari, or milo, is a grass species cultivated for its grain, which is used for food for humans, animal feed, and ethanol production.
Jowar is the 5th most important cereal crop in the world after rice, wheat , maize & barley. The nutritional value of sorghum is same as of that of corn and that is why it is gaining importance as livestock feed. Sorghum (or) Jowar is also used for ethanol production, producing grain alcohol, starch production, production of adhesives and paper other than being used as food and feed for livestock
Health Benefits of Jowar :-
- Sorghum/Jowar has packed with calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, protein and fibre.
- It provides good antioxidants.
- It contains B-vitamins like thiamin and riboflavin.
- Sorghum/Jowar is also known to be heart healthy .Jowar helps in weight loss.