Juwari / ज्वारी / Sorghum / Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Other Names

  • Local Name: Juwari / ज्वारी
  • Common Name: Sorghum
  • Botanical Name: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Cropland, fallow fields, roadside, open disturbed areas, areas along railroads.
  • Season of Availability: Warmer parts of the year
  • Geography: Africa
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Seeds
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Grain is used to make flat breads or are popped.
  • As Medicine: Helps control blood sugar levels and improves digestive health.
  • Cooking Method: Grind grain into flour and use in flatbreads; pop grains.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: High fiber content.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps with blood sugar and digestive health.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps control blood sugar levels and improves digestive health.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Cooking sorghum:
    Cook sorghum by combining it with water or broth in a pot. Boil, then simmer covered for 45 to 60 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes, drain excess moisture, and fluff with a fork. Season with salt as desired.

Juwari / ज्वारी / Sorghum / Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench