#WellnessWednesday Know your ‘Jowar’ !?

Know your ‘Jowar’ !?
Jowar or sorghum as it is called in English is a wonderful ancient grain available in our country.
Jowar is rated among the top five healthy grains in the world.
It is a perfect ‘Desi’ substitute for Quinoa.
It is a gluten-free grain, making it an excellent alternative food for people who have gluten intolerance.
Jowar can help improve health and fight a number of diseases.
Jowar flour is healthy, and equally tasty, alternative to maida (all purpose flour).
This gluten-free grain is a #powerhouse of #vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients such as calcium, #fiber, iron, phosphorus, thiamin, and #protein
As for nutritional facts;
100 grms of Jowar contains 329 kcal. , 10.4 grams of Proteins, 71.8 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fats, 6.25 grams of fibre, ie. almost 48% of your daily recommended intake.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6, #Iron :, #Magnesium, #Phosphorus, #Potassium, #Zinc, #Copper.
Jowar stands out when you consider factors such as glycemic index and gluten content. Since Jowar is high in tannins, it contains enzymes that prohibit the absorption of starch by the body, which in turn, helps in regulating #insulin and #glucose levels.
Benefits of Eating Jowar
• It improves digestion.
• Helps reduce weight.
• It helps fight against free radicals which are responsible for premature ageing.
• Jowar is good for boosting immunity.
• It helps improve the health of the heart.
• It is gluten-free.
• Jowar is rich in protein.
• It is good for controlling blood sugar.
Follow this space for ‘interesting’ healthy, yummy Jowar (Sorghum) recipe on Sunday.