Rustic Southern Sorghum Soul Soup

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Rustic Southern Sorghum Soul Soup

Nutrition: Features #5 Veggie Power Star – Spinach
Food Trends:
Sorghum Grain, Parsley

About the Recipe:  This soup combines chewy sorghum with vitamin rich onions, spinach, parsley, and walnuts, creating a perfect balance of taste and texture.  Add some juicy diced tomatoes and grated Parmesan cheese for a delicious winter supper.

Don’t forget to add some crusty garlic bread or focaccia crackers as a go-along.

Recipe inspired by:  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250336/rustic-parsley-orzo-soup-with-walnuts/

What is Sorghum?

Sorghum is a powerhouse in terms of nutrients, and can provide those wise individuals who add it to their diet with vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, as well as high levels of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as nearly half the daily required intake of protein and a very significant amount of dietary fiber (48% of the recommended intake).  For more information See:  https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/cereal/sorghum.html

 Sorghum is an ancient whole grain full of nutritional benefits. Ground into flour, sorghum can be used as a substitute for wheat flour. It is a cereal grain that grows tall like corn, and is used as livestock feed as well as turned into ethanol.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/sorghum-syrup-grain-super_n_6063016.html

Is sorghum a whole grain? Yes, sorghum is a whole grain that has a mild earthy flavor. Its texture and flavor is similar to wheat berries and it’s inherently gluten free.  It can be used in soups, salads, side dishes, pilafs, and more. A favorite way to enjoy sorghum is to pop it, making perfect miniature “popcorn” for a snack.

http://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/healthy-living/what-is-it-wednesday-sorghum/

What about the health benefits?

Digestive Health:  Sorghum is one of the best foods out there for dietary fiber.

Cancer Protection:  Scientists at the University of Missouri tested extracts of black, red, and white sorghums and found that all three extracts had strong antiproliferative activity against human colon cancer cells.  See:
Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. 2009 Mar 11;57(5):1797-804

Diabetes Control:  A study from the University of Georgia Neutraceutical Research Libraries suggest that “certain varieties of sorghum bran may affect critical biological processes that are important in diabetes and insulin resistance.”  See:
Phytotherapy Research. 2008 Aug;22(8):1052-6

Safe for People with Celiac Disease 

Clinical Nutrition. 2007 Dec;26(6):799-805. Epub 2007 Aug 24

Manage Cholesterol: University of Nebraska researchers concluded that “grain sorghum contains beneficial components that could be used as food ingredients or dietary supplements to manage cholesterol levels in humans.”
Journal of Nutrition. 2005 Sep;135(9):2236-40

Antioxidants high relative to other grains and fruits: Joseph Awika and Lloyd Rooney, at Texas A&M University, conducted an extensive review of scores of studies involving sorghum. They cited evidence that sorghum may reduce the risk of certain cancers and promote cardiovascular health. See: Phytochemistry. 2004 May;65(9):1199-221

http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/whole-grains-101-orphan-pages-found/health-benefits-sorghum

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/cereal/sorghum.html

Is sorghum a whole grain? Yes, sorghum is a whole grain that has a mild earthy flavor. Its texture and flavor is similar to wheat berries and it’s inherently gluten free.  It can be used in soups, salads, side dishes, pilafs, and more. A favorite way to enjoy sorghum is to pop it, making perfect miniature “popcorn” for a snack.

http://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/healthy-living/what-is-it-wednesday-sorghum/

What about the health benefits?

Digestive Health:  Sorghum is one of the best foods out there for dietary fiber.

Cancer Protection:  Scientists at the University of Missouri tested extracts of black, red, and white sorghums and found that all three extracts had strong antiproliferative activity against human colon cancer cells.  See:
Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. 2009 Mar 11;57(5):1797-804

Diabetes Control:  A study from the University of Georgia Neutraceutical Research Libraries suggest that “certain varieties of sorghum bran may affect critical biological processes that are important in diabetes and insulin resistance.”  See:
Phytotherapy Research. 2008 Aug;22(8):1052-6

Safe for People with Celiac Disease 

Clinical Nutrition. 2007 Dec;26(6):799-805. Epub 2007 Aug 24

Manage Cholesterol: University of Nebraska researchers concluded that “grain sorghum contains beneficial components that could be used as food ingredients or dietary supplements to manage cholesterol levels in humans.”
Journal of Nutrition. 2005 Sep;135(9):2236-40

Antioxidants high relative to other grains and fruits: Joseph Awika and Lloyd Rooney, at Texas A&M University, conducted an extensive review of scores of studies involving sorghum. They cited evidence that sorghum may reduce the risk of certain cancers and promote cardiovascular health. See: Phytochemistry. 2004 May;65(9):1199-221

http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/whole-grains-101-orphan-pages-found/health-benefits-sorghum

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/cereal/sorghum.html

 

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