Sorghum, also known as jowari, is the dried part of Sorghum vulgare. It is a part of staple diet of millions in tropical regions of Asia and Africa where it serves dual purpose of food and fodder.Sorghum in India is available in three varieties namely yellow shorgum, white Sorghum and red Sorghum. Sorghum is one those grains that can grow in very harsh environmental conditions. Due to this characteristic it has helped to sustain 60 million lives in rural India.
Shorgum is gaining popularity due to its nutritional benefits. Apart from being gluten free, Sorghum is high in antioxidants. Sorghum is beneficial in cancer, diabetes, heart disease and some neurological diseases. India is the third largest producer of Sorghum in world where 95% of Sorghum grown in India is cultivated in the states of Maharashtra, southern states of Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Rest of the contribution comes from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.Keshavam International procures Sorghum from various places after testing the quality of seeds. Sorghum can be utilized in making muffins, breads, pizzas, pastas, casseroles, cookies, cakes, pies, etc.