ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:
Ingredients: 100% Fonio grain
Country of Origin: Guinea/Senegambia
Botanical Name: Digitaria exilis
Fonio is an ancient Super-Grain that has been grown in West Africa for 5,000 years. It is a cereal crop grown in the savannas of West Africa. It has very small seeds and is therefore one of the cereals that are called “millets”. Sometimes it is called “hungry rice”. Today, it is described as the “new quinoa”, Fonio is a naturally gluten-free, nutrient-dense, low GI grain that is suitable for coeliac and those with gluten intolerance. It is a rich source of iron, amino acids and a source of zinc, vitamin B1 & B3 and phosphorus, supporting a wide range of health benefits including helping reduce tiredness & fatigue.
- Rich in Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, B-Vitamins and Amino Acids Particularly Methionine and Cysteine.
- Easy to cook and digest, high dietary fibre, low GI, suitable for children and infants during weaning.
- ✔ Use as an alternative to other gluten free grains such as: Quinoa, Teff, Amaranth.
Grind into flour for baked goods, Brilliant as a main or side dish, used as cereal in the form of porridge..
Prewashed for your convenience, cooks in just 3 minutes, Fonio can be used as an alternative to rice, quinoa or couscous in salads, soups, stews, stir-fries or as a side dish. It also makes a delicious, creamy porridge.