Sorghum Flour Red
Premium Sorghum flour, grown and ground in Australia and Gluten tested.
* Please see note on storage at end of description
Sorghum originated in Africa thousands of years ago, and then spread through the Middle East and Asia via ancient trade routes, travelling to the Arabian Peninsula, India and China along the Silk Road. Today it’s the fifth most important cereal crop around the world, remains a staple food in India and Africa, and is growing in popularity in Australia especially amongst gluten-free and paleo advocates. The whole grain kernel is ground into a flour that can be used for cooking and baking.
Sorghum flour is a powerhouse of nutrition and adds a superb flavour to gluten-free baking. It is high in protein, iron, and dietary fibre, and antioxidants which support cardiac health. In addition, the starch and protein in sorghum take longer than other similar products to digest. This slow digestion is particularly helpful for those with diabetes.
Traditionally this flour has been used as a cereal food to create pancakes, porridges, beer and flatbreads throughout different cultures, such as jowar roti in India. It can be added or substituted in any recipe that calls for flour like cakes, cookies, breads and muffins. While some gluten free flours, such as rice flour, can add a gritty texture to cookies or bread, sorghum flour has a smoother texture that many people prefer. Due to its very mild taste, sorghum flour is a great choice to incorporate into sweet breads, cookies, or the like.
Red Sorghum has a light dusty pink colour when milled.
* In summer wholegrain sorghum becomes a high risk item, we cannot take responsibility for changes that can occur in the flour once it has left our facility.
If you are regional, rural VIC, SA or WA, we recommend avoiding shipment of this product in the warmer months.
Country Of Origin: Australia
This product has been independently tested and certified gluten free.
Gluten-Free Flour Mix Blend:
1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup potato starch or other starch blend
1/3 to 1/2 cup blanched almond meal or hazelnut meal
1 teaspoon guar gum
To Create a Self-Raising Wheat-Free Gluten-Free Flour Mix for muffins, cakes, etc:
1 cup unleavened gluten-free flour mix (as above)
1 1/2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder (plus a teaspoon of bicarb soda)
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or natural rock salt.