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Popped Sorghum
Bowl of Popped Sorghum

Love popcorn? Try popped sorghum for a fun, World to Table twist! Like popcorn, sorghum is a whole grain that can be popped into a delicious and nutritious snack, but unlike the traditional movie treat, this Indian grain pops into teeny tiny kernels. It has a slightly nutty taste and is packed with beneficial nutrients like plant-based protein, iron and zinc. Sorghum also happens to be naturally gluten free!

Find whole grain sorghum in our natural and organic department.


Bowl of Popped Sorghum

Popped Sorghum



  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add sorghum grains. Protecting your skin with an oven mitt, constantly stir sorghum with a heat-resistant spoon until roughly 75% of the grains are popped (see note), about 2-4 minutes.
  2. Remove popped sorghum from heat and season to taste with salt. Serve warm or cool and store in an airtight container.


Yield: 2 servings


Note: Not all of the grains will pop. 

*Per Serving: Calories 200, Total Fat 15g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 150mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g, Includes 0g Added Sugars), Protein 3g, Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 6%, Potassium 2%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Popped Sorghum

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.



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