In the United States and other countries across the globe, sorghum grain has been primarily used for livestock feed and ethanol production, but is becoming more popular in the consumer food industry as well.
The consumer food industry is a growing marketplace for sorghum. With so many healthy benefits packed in every delicious grain, consumers are finding creative ways to use sorghum in recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks like ours. Pop I.Q. can be used to add a nutritious crunch on top of salads, ice cream, cereal, and added to soups, stews, and casseroles. Plus, sorghum grain can be cooked using a stove top, slow cooker, oven or rice cooker to add a new twist to favorite recipes. As a result, sorghum now can be found in more than 350 product lines in the U.S. alone.
Traditionally, nearly one-third of the U.S. sorghum crop is used for renewable fuel production. In fact, sorghum produces the same amount of ethanol per bushel as comparable feedstocks while using up to one-third less water.
Sorghum is also used for new and expanding markets such as building material, fencing, floral arrangements, pet food, brooms and more. Sorghum's versatility gives it the flexibility to reach beyond traditional marketplaces.