Fonio, GF A West African Ancient Grain by Yolele



Fonio is a member of the grass family, Poaceae.  [Genus: Digitaria

Fonio is an ancient grain, a small-seeded member of the millet sub-family [Panicoideae].

Grown across West Africa for over 5,000 years, fonio is gluten-free, nutritionally dense, rich in important minerals and amino acids, and has a low glycemic index.

Cook Fonio just as you would CousCous.  It's perfect in salads, grain bowls, and more.

Directions:  Stovetop  [Half a cup makes 2 cups cooked.]

In a pot with a fitted lid, coat ½ cup Yolélé fonio well with 1 tablespoon oil. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add a pinch of salt, stir, cover, and turn heat to low for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let sit covered, 4 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Origin:  Senegal, Mali, Guinea, or Togo.  Packed in USA.

Click here to go to the Yolele website to learn more about Fonio.