WE ARE GOING #AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
To bring you something that is truly unique, something that is truly insane!
Whichever flavour you choose, our puffs are both crispy and melty!
WHAT IS SORGHUM?
Sorghum supergrains have been around for centuries and eaten by those in the Eastern world in order to sustain their energy and keep them fuelled for the day. For example, women in the rural villages in India would often grind sorghum into their morning porridge before walking hours to collect water from the wells! Insane.
The earliest known record of sorghum comes from an archaeological dig at Nabta Playa, near the Egyptian-Sudanese border.
The development and spread of sorghum is attributed to the movement of various tribal groups in Africa.
Sorghum spreads to India, China and Australia. The first known record of sorghum in the USA comes from Ben Franklin in 1757 who wrote about its application in producing brooms.
Sorghum widely used in food including bagged snacks across the USA, India, Africa and China.
We introduced sorghum snacks to the UK for the first time — insane!
Our puffs are packed with a heap of nutritious benefits.
Packed with vitamins and minerals
More potassium than a banana*, and 1.5x more iron than spinach*.
PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS
Sorghum contains B-vitamins, which help the body build new tissues and cells, as well as potassium and phosphorous. Sorghum also contains traces of zinc, copper and over 20 micronutrients.
Compared to other cereal grains like barley or rice, sorghum contains a much higher concentration of fibre.
Sorghum contains Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, which helps turn food into energy for the body. Vitamin B3 metabolizes nutrients and helps maintain energy levels throughout the day.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
By being high in potassium and low in sodium, sorghum is able to relax the walls of blood vessels and thereby lowers blood pressure.
Good for your bones
Sorghum, being high in magnesium, helps to maintain calcium levels in the body. That's because magnesium increases calcium absorption.
GUT'S NOT TO LIKE?
So what's all the fuss about #guthealth? Well, you have friendly bacteria in your digestive system which work to improve your health, help you to digest foods, and work to protect you against disease. A probiotic (live microorganism) can help in balancing these friendly bacteria. Probiotics ‘feed’ our microbiomes and aid digestion.
GUT TO THE CHASE
Here at Insane Grain, we have worked with a biotech lab to introduce a probiotic (called Bacillus Coagulans) to our snacks. Most probiotics do not survive the high production temperatures used in our cooking process, but we have found one which not only does but is also Vegan Society approved (most probiotics are not vegan)!