Tag: sorghum

NLM in Kansas Living Magazine

Kansas Life Magazine recently stopped by Nu Life Market as part of their Farm Food Tour. Here’s and excerpt from page 29: La’Shonda Woodard talks with Allison Gouldie, research and development, at the Nu Life Market kitchen in Scott City. Nu Life processes and markets flours, grain products, and sunflower spreads for those with food allergies or sensitivities. Earl … Continued

Black & Sumac Sorghum Brans Have More Antioxidants

Study Finds That Sorghum Bran Has More Antioxidants Than Blueberries, Pomegranates A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran such as black sorghum bran and sumac sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates.  Researchers measure polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in… click here. … Continued

Novel Food and Non-Food Uses for Sorghum and Millets

Sorghum and millets have considerable potential in foods and beverages.  As they are gluten-free they are suitable for coeliacs.  Sorghum is also a potentially important source of nutraceuticals such as antioxidant phenolics and cholesterol-lowering waxes.  Cakes, cookies, pasta, a parboiled rice-like product and snack foods have been successfully produced from… click here. (article by John R.N. Taylor, … Continued

A Novel Nutraceutical Property of Select Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) Brans

Despite the high levels of polyphenolic phytochemicals in grain sorghum and its position as a major food staple, there has been a lack of research on its effects on both animal and human health and disease prevention.  These phenolic compounds, mainly located in the bran fraction, result in… click here. (article by Johnetta L. Farrar, Diane K. … Continued

Chemopreventive Potential of Sorghum With Different Phenolic Profiles

Epidemiological evidence has correlated consumption of sorghum with reduced incidences of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer, especially esophageal cancer.  There is little evidence on how phenols of sorghum may affect chemoprevention.  Seventeen sorghum varieties were screened for… click here. (article by Liyi Yang)

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Black & Sumac Sorghum Brans

The bran fractions of certain varieties of gluten free sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) grain such as black sorghum bran and sumac sorghum bran are rich sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants.  In this article, the anti-inflammatory actions of extracts of select sorghum brans were evaluated in two experimental inflammatory systems… click here. (article by Amy Burdette, Pamela L. Garner, … Continued

Phenolic Compounds in Cereal Grains and Their Health Benefits

Research has shown that whole grain consumption helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, ischemic stroke, type II diabetes, and gastrointestinal cancers (36,37).  In additon to dietary fiber, whole grains contain… click here. (article by L. Dykes and L.W. Rooney)

Nutraceutical Uses of Black & Sumac Sorghum Brans

Select varieties of gluten free sorghum grain (Sorghum bicolor) like black sorghum bran and sumac sorghum bran are excellent sources of antioxidants, phytochemicals and very long chain fatty aldehydes, alcohols and acids.  Studies have linked the consumption of food sources enriched in these beneficial compounds to… click here. (article by Amy L. Burdette)

Specialty Sorghums For Gluten Free Foods

Sorghum is a major crop used for food, feed and industrial purposes worldwide and is naturally gluten free.  In the Western Hemisphere it is mainly used as a livestock feed and has not been considered a significant ingredient in foods.  With over 40,000 accessions in the world collection, tremendous diversity exists… click here. (article by Dr. Lloyd W. … Continued

Sorghum and Millet Phenols and Antioxidants

Sorghum is gluten free, and antioxidant, a good source of phenolic compounds with a variety of genetically dependent types and levels including phenolic acids, flavonoids, and condensed tannins.  Most sorghums do not contain condensed tannins, but all contain phenolic acids.  Pigmented sorghums contain unique anthocyanins… click here. (article by Linda Dykes, Lloyd W. Rooney)

Anthocyanins From Black Sorghum and Their Antioxidant Properties

Black Sorghum, a gluten free, high anthocyanin sorghum variety (Tx430) grown in several environments was analyzed for anthocyanins by spectrophotometric and HPLC methods.  The samples were also analyzed for antioxidant activity using the…click here. (article by Joseph M. Awika, Lloyd W. Rooney, Ralph D. Waniska)

Sorghum Phytochemicals and Their Potential Impact on Human Health

Gluten free sorghum is a rich source of various phytochemicals including tannins, phenolic acids, anthocyanins, phytosterols and policosanols. These phytochemicals have potential to significantly impact human health. Sorghum fractions possess high antioxidant activity… click here. (article by Joseph M. Awika, Lloyd W. Rooney)

Sorghum: The Next Big Gluten-Free Grain

Leading scientists have hailed sorghum as a highly nutritious and cost-effective gluten-free grain, but said industry use remains nascent. Click here to read more of this article.

Have you Seen What Free Range Cookies is Baking Up?

Free Range Cookies has been baking with our Black Whole Grain Sorghum Flour!  Here’s a sample of their post: So what’s new? Or should I say Nu? Well, the nice guys at Nu Life Market were kind enough to send me samples of three new flours – white sorghum, burgundy sorghum, and black sorghum. If … Continued