Now You Can Take Home the Wonderful Sorghum Served with the Basket of Mini Cornbread Muffins on the Weekends!
Sorghum ~ From Kentucky Amish Farm
16oz Jar ~ $15
Kentucky is home to a sizable and growing Amish population. Amish did not arrive to the state until the mid-20th century. Since that time, the Amish population has rocketed to become the 8th largest in North America. Numerous smaller settlements are found across the state. One such settlement is the Pleasant Ridge Amish Farm located in Monticello, near the Cumberland River.
What is sorghum? Sorghum is a type of grass originating in Africa about 5,000 years ago. A natural sweetener made by processing juice extracted from the sorghum plant. The juice is extracted from the crushed stalks, and evaporating pans with heating units steam off the excess water leaving syrup.
How does it differ from molasses? Molasses is the by-product of processing sugar cane into sugar. The sugar cane plant is stripped of its leaves and the juice is extracted from the cane by crushing or mashing. The juice is boiled to concentrate it, which produces crystallization of the sugar. Sorghum tends to have a thinner consistency than molasses. Sorghum is lighter in color than molasses, and a bit milder in taste. Both may be stored up to two years. Molasses is commonly used in cooking and baking, while sorghum is typically used as syrup.