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soppers 8SWEET SORGHUM: An Appalachian Staple, A LoganBerry TraditionSorghum Cane

Sorghum Syrup is made from the juice extracted from Sorghum cane and evaporated down to an amber colored, mild flavored syrup. It is 100% pure  and 100% natural.  It is a grass native to Africa whose stalks are similar to corn. Instead of tasseled ears, sorghum has a cluster of seeds called the “seed head”. It was brought to the U.S. in the 17th century by African slaves and was the mainstay sweetener for most of Appalachia.

Today at LoganBerry we grow and recognize this heritage crop for its nutritional value and as a healthy alternative to many sweeteners as part of our mission to connect with nature for healing.
We celebrate the Sorghum harvest with an Appalachian tradition of Sorghum Soppin’.

Sorghum displayNot only is pure Sorghum Syrup a natural sweetener, it is full of vitamins and minerals. It
has more calcium than honey and more manganese than molasses. It is rich in magnesium, iron, potassium and Vitamin B6. It is high in antioxidants, low in sodium and gluten free. Because it is so rich in nutrients, doctors would recommend a daily dose of Sorghum Syrup before the Daily Vitamin became into wide use. Thus the nickname “vitamins on a spoon”.

 

 

 

Come join the fun during our SORGHUM SOPPIN’ SATURDAYS. 

 

 

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