The 2019 Sorghum Festival will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 and Sunday, October 6, 2019. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Please contact us via email at [email protected] or call us at 859-336-5412 Ext. 5. Many events are planned including the 5K Sorghum Shuffle, Baby Contest, Corn Hole Corner, Parade, Frog Jumping Contest, Car, Tractor, and Motorcycle Cruise In, Washington County Fair Exhibits, Food and Craft Vendors, Small Town Big, Big Heart Idol, and Free Concert!!! Come join us for the 2019 Sorghum Festival!!!!
WHAT IS SORGHUM?
What exactly is sorghum? Sorghum is a tall, broad-leaf plant that resembles corn in the field, but the grain crop is best known for its end product, sweet sorghum syrup. Kentucky and Tennessee lead the nation in sorghum production. It is typically harvested in September and October. Many sorghum producers extract the juice from the freshly cut plants right in the field. The juice is bright green and generally goes to the mill where it is kept heated in holding tanks until the next day when it is cooked, thickening in to a light amber syrup. It takes 10 gallons of the juice to produce 1 gallon of syrup.
Sorghum is 100 percent natural and is high in antioxidants. It may be substituted in recipes for sugar, molasses, or honey. See http://nssppa.org/Cooking_with_Sorghum.html for details.
Nutritional Values of Sweet Sorghum
Protein, %Nx6.25 300 mg Magnesium 20.00 mg
Carbohydrates 15 gm Phosphorus 11.00 mg
Calories 62 Potassium 200 mg
Calcium 30 mg Sodium 1.60 mg
Copper 0.03 mg Zinc 0.80 mg
Iron 0.76 mg Riboflavin (B2) 0/03 mg
Source: National Sweet Sorghum Producers and Processors Association