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Sorghum vs Malt - What's the difference?

sorghum | malt |

As nouns the difference between sorghum and malt

is that sorghum is a cereal, species: Sorghum vulgare or Sorghum bicolor, the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed while malt is malted grain sprouted grain (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.

As a verb malt is

to convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.

sorghum

Noun

  • A cereal, or Sorghum bicolor , the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
  • * 1936', Harry Nelson Vinall, Joseph Charlworth Stephens, John Holmes Martin, ''Identification, History, and Distribution of Common '''Sorghum Varieties , US Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin No. 506, page 2,
  • The sorghum crop has four uses — forage, grain, sirup, and industrial (such as the manufacture of brooms, wallboard, etc.).
  • * 1978 , US Department of Agriculture, Watch out for witchweed, a serious pest of corn, sorghum, and other crops , Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Program Number 1212, unnumbered page,
  • Witchweed (Striga spp. ) is a parasitic plant that attacks corn, sorghum , sugarcane, rice, and more than 60 different species of the grass family.
  • * 2008 , Lamissa Diakité, Amadou Sidibé, Melinda Smale, Mikkel Grum, Seed Value Chains for Sorghum and Millet in Mali: A State-based System in Transition , International Food Policy Research Institute, Discussion Paper 00749, page 2,
  • Archaeological evidence suggests that economies based on cattle, goats, sorghum , and pearl millet were established in this region between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago (Smith 1998).

    Synonyms

    * (cereal) guinea corn (West Africa); Kafir corn (South Africa); mtama (East Africa); durra (Sudan); juar, jowar, cholam (India); kaoliang (China); milo (United States)

    Derived terms

    * sorghum midge

    malt

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • grain (sprouted grain) (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.
  • Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.
  • * 1896 , , A Shropshire Lad , LXII:
  • Oh many a peer of England brews
    Livelier liquor than the Muse,
    And malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God's ways to man.
  • (US) Short for "malted milk shake", a milkshake with malted milk powder added for flavor
  • Maltose-rich sugar derived from malted grain.
  • Derived terms

    * maltose * malty * malt liquor * single malt * double malt * triple malt

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.
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