De-Hulled Fonio Grain. Origin: West Africa
-Highest iron content among all grains.
-Fastest cooking grain in the world.
-Starch Free & Gluten Free.
-Rich Source of Protein.
-Healthier than Quinoa.
-Your new rice/quinoa replacement.
What is Fonio?
Also known as “The Miracle Grain”, or “Seed of the Universe” Acha has been cultivated for over 7000 years in West Africa. It’s the fastest cooking grain in the world (5 minutes). Fonio is an excellent rice/quinoa replacement. It can be enjoyed any time of the day. It is starchless and wonderful for families because it expands 3 times it’s size when cooked. Fonio has the highest iron content among all grains, it helps to cleanse the blood and carries oxygen to the brain. A high calcium content helps build strong bones. A high Fibre content makes it easy to digest for children. It’s rich in Proteins. It’s great for Diabetics. Unlike other foods that give you a spike of energy and leave you feeling tired, Fonio slowly releases energy throughout the day. It is very tasty and will make your life better!
How to cook:
“Fonio never embarrasses the cook”, they say. It’s versatility gives it endless cooking possibilities.
1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a pot.
2. Add a 1/2 cup of Fonio and stir.
3. Cover and simmer (low heat) for 5 minutes.
Another way is to (dry roast) heat up a dry pot or pan, add fonio & swirl around for 1 minute or less. Beware not to burn it! This gives it a different, nuttier flavour. Turn to medium heat and add a little bit of water, moving the fonio around (wooden stick). When the water evaporates add a little more water again and move it around. You will notice it fluffing up and multiplying. When it begins to fluff up, cover it. Steam for 5 minutes so it can fully expand. There is no set amount of water to use. The less water you use will make it fluffy, like rice. The more water you use will make it sticky, like porridge.
Use as cereal. Add fruits, and hemp milk!
Add to salads.
Add to Smoothies.
Mix with vegetables and spices.
Make a vegan burger.
Be creative, Anything is possible!