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Sorghum

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Sorghum (Sorghum biocolor)
Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Grow for 8,000 years
Wild: Africa
Where we get: Not Ca
Domestication
• Non- shattering trait
• Reduce toxin

Item of interest
• Angiosperm (wind pollinated)
• C4 Plant
• Toxin  Hordenine, Dhurrin, Linamarin, … (cyanide containing toxins)
• Beer, syrup, stalk for sweetener, seed for flour
• Silage (fermented Sorghum leaves) feed to the animal

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