If you’re one of those people (like me) who enjoys popcornâ€”especially at the moviesâ€”but hates getting hulls caught between your teeth or in your throat, there’s another â€˜poppedâ€™ alternative you may want to check out.
Have you tried popped sorghum? It’s basically a similar smaller variation of popcorn that is said to have a slightly sweeter, mildly nutty flavor and be easier to munch, with a better crunch. Just like corn, sorghum pops when you heat it.
You may be surprised to find out that sorghum is the fifth-most produced cereal grain in the world behind corn, rice, wheat and barley. Sorghum is related to corn, but has fewer calories, less fat and does not contain the corn allergy, zein.
People who have trouble eating corn love sorghum, as do those with Celiac disease, because it’s gluten-free.
Perhaps best of all, it has no hulls to get stuck in your teeth!
You can try popping sorghum yourself, using an air popper. But an easier option might be an already-popped organic product called Popghum. The bagged snack product comes in a variety of flavors including Original (no salt added), Fleur de Sel (premium French Sea Salt), Spicy Cajun Creole, Green Curry, Southwestern Chili & Cheddar, Caribbean Adobo, and Apple Pie Spice.
To learn more you can visit the Popghum Web site.
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