Sweet Smarts - Netflix
On Sweet Smarts dessert queen Elise Strachan creates delicious, easy and buzzworthy treats; a towering pancake cake with a rainbow center; ingenious tricks help change up a business' cupcakes; a pie and ice cream mash-up called the Pie Scream Cone.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Sweet Smarts - Sweet sorghum - Netflix
Sweet sorghum is any of the many varieties of the sorghum grass whose stalks have a high sugar content. Sweet sorghum thrives better under drier and warmer conditions than many other crops and is grown primarily for forage, silage, and syrup production. Although, in most of the United States the term molasses refers to a sweet syrup, made as a byproduct of sugarcane or sugar beet sugar extraction, sweet sorghum syrup is known as “sorghum molasses” in some regions of the U.S.
Sweet Smarts - Cultivation - Netflix
Sweet sorghum has been widely cultivated in the U.S. since the 1850s for use in sweeteners, primarily in the form of sorghum syrup. By the early 1900s, the U.S. produced 20 million US gallons (76,000 m3) of sweet sorghum syrup annually. Making syrup from sorghum (as from sugar cane) is heavily labor-intensive. Following World War II, with the declining availability of farm labor, sorghum syrup production fell drastically. Currently, less than 1 million US gallons (3,800 m3) are produced annually in the U.S. In India it was introduced in the early 1970s by Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. Presently it is grown on large area as a fodder crop. Most sorghum grown for syrup production is grown in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Sweet Smarts - References - Netflix