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Author: Sonja Goedkoop
Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, is the lead registered dietitian at Zesty, Inc. She is passionate about helping others improve their health through diet and physical activity and believes eating nutritious food should be easy and taste great. You can follow her on Twitter @SonjaGoedkoopRD.
If you’re from the South there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the grain that is showing up more in stores and products: sorghum. Southerners have been using sorghum syrup as a sweetener for years. Sorghum is an ancient grain that is a staple crop in India and throughout Africa. Here in the US, it’s gaining in popularity due to its strong health benefits and versatile uses.
This grain has a nice mild flavor, is naturally gluten-free and packed full of nutrients.
All sorghum is whole grain – containing higher levels of fiber, protein and minerals than most other grains. It’s also rich in phytochemicals that may protect against cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Sorghum comes in a range of colors with darker colored grains containing unique compounds. Read more… “Sorghum, a new gluten-free grain for your risotto”
One of my favorite things about fall is apple season. Apples are crisp and sweet and make for a great grab-and-go snack. They are also packed full of cancer-protective nutrients like fiber and the flavonoid quercetin, an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties.
This year I decided to do something different with my bundle of apples and make homemade fruit leather. Fruit leather is a great snack for any age, but is a particularly good kid-friendly alternative to fruit rollups.