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ADM collaborates with Nuseed Americas to develop sorghum flours

By Kacey Culliney

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Sorghum has gained scientific ground recently, but industry use remains nascent - ADM and Nuseed Americas hope to change that
Sorghum has gained scientific ground recently, but industry use remains nascent - ADM and Nuseed Americas hope to change that

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has developed two ‘premium’ sorghum flours through collaboration with US seed firm Nuseed Americas.

ADM’s two flours – Harvest Pearl White Sorghum Flour and Havest Pearl White Whole Grain Sorghum Flour – have been made using sorghum from Nuseed’s branded supply chain Wholis.

Nuseed claims its sorghum is a premium grain given the strict quality and specification checks on the supply chain, premium genetics used and closed-loop network of US growers.

“As we promote awareness of sorghum in the food chain, we understand the necessity for food companies to have a consistent supply of grain, bred specifically for use as a good product. The Wholis branded sorghum supply chain ensures a consistent, uniform, gluten-free supply of premium quality sorghum grain,”​ said Nuseed commercial director Tim Birkel.

Plugging a market gap and sparking a sorghum boom

ADM said its two new sorghum flours will plug a market gap as the grain is often overlooked in food applications.

BakeryandSnacks.com recently spoke to an Italian researcher who headed up a study into sorghum who agreed that industry use of the grain remains nascent.

Traditionally, sorghum in Western countries is better known as a grain for animal feed. But food-grade sorghum is cultivated across the globe and many scientists agree that the grain is brimming with potential for foods, particularly in the baked goods sector.

“Sorghum provides a strong nutrient profile and is gluten-free. In addition, Nuseed sorghum is highly versatile due to its unique light color and neutral flavour,”​ said Brian Forster, general manager of wheat starch and protein for ADM.

“…ADM is committed to helping our customers meet the growing demand for whole-grain, gluten-free foods,”​ he said. 

Nuseed said that its experience in sorghum breeding and agronomics will complement ADM's technical, milling and distribution capabilities.  

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