Sigappu Cholam or Red Sorghum
Cholam or Jowar or Great Millet or Sorghum can be traced to our ancestors, more than 1000's of years. First documented evidence points to Africa where early humans had consumed cholam. Millets are power house of nutrients far more than rice or wheat. Further research by nuscommunity.org points towards Calcium content which is twice that is found in rice. Sorghum can be harvested to extract syrup similar to sugarcane or palm. Yellow endosperm with carotene and xanthophyll increases the nutritive value. Sorghum grain that has a testa contains tannin in varying proportions depending on the variety- as taken from FAO.org- Sorghum and millets in human nutrition.