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  • Maasdam's Famous Home Made Sorghum Syrup


Maasdam's Famous Home Made Sorghum Syrup - 16oz (1 pint) - Lynnville, Iowa

 Ingredients: Sorghum

 Sorghum Sweet as sugar!

We are always on the hunt for new products and sometimes those new products are very old. Sea salt is almost mainstream, new fats passé, and everyday we see new man-made sugars that are scientifically all-natural.

As we try to find new we often find the old.

Sorghum is a sweetener we knew about and when a customer asked us to find it, we went looking. Unsurprisingly, up here in the north it’s just not a common desire. In the world, sorghum is the 3rd largest grain crop! Grown to make flour, cooked like millet, and here the green stalk is squeezed to make a thick sweetener.

Finding a sorghum syrup and one that a chef would use is a long story. We spent a bunch of time asking about and following up on leads only to come up empty.

That's where the farmer's daughter comes into play. My sister-in-law grew up in Iowa, she’s the daughter in this story, and she knew about sorghum (what’s the big deal she says with her eyes) and her mom uses it everyday.

I asked if the one they used was the best there was? She always gives me that incredulous look when I ask her questions like that, and answers “I don't know but this is the one we always use from the neighbor down-the-road.” Keep in mind my sister-in-law is a great cook, she has that knack to make everything taste home-grown great! So I trust her opinion.

So, this was the impetus to try and sample this sorghum. And who better to ask for a second opinion than Chef Pam who loves sorghum. She went on and on about how it worked perfectly for certain recipes and how she was a big fan. She also told me about the one she got locally in a local co-op and how she was pretty pleased with it. I asked her to try our sample that we had acquired and she said sure. Pam tasted it and her eyes lit up and she said “now that's good.”

Sorghum! The new old-fashioned sweetener from the heartland of the United States.