Jowar or Sorghum
Locally Known as: Jwari(Marathi), Cholam(Tamil), Jonnalu(Telugu)
Extensively cultivated in India and Africa, Jowar is a staple source of nutrition in many arid and semi-arid regions. The crop can withstand high temperatures and long spells of drought.
- Jowar is a gluten-free grain and is safe for consumption by individuals with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
- It is a rich source of dietary fibre which helps regulate bowel movements, lower levels of LDL cholesterol, and keeps the stomach satiated for longer periods post-meals.
- The amount of antioxidants in Jowar is about 3 to 4 times higher than that of other wholegrains, making it a super immunity booster.
- Jowar has a low glycemic index which makes it an ideal meal inclusion for individuals with Type-2 diabetes.