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All you need to know about Fonio

Fonio is fondly called Acha in Nigeria. 

Other names for fonio include iburura, and hungry rice.

Fonio is an African heritage grain or ancient grain that’s considered the continent’s oldest cultivated cereal.


Benefits of Fonio

Fonio is a good source of B Vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin, which are necessary for the growth, development, and function of cells, as well as energy production. 

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) suggests that fonio has the highest calcium content of all grains. This may make it a good choice for those who don’t consume dairy, such as vegans or individuals with lactose intolerance.


Recipes to try

  1. Jollof Fonio
  2. Fonio Balls in Peanut Sauce
  3. Fonio Pancakes
  4. Fonio Cake
  5. Foinio Breakfast Porridge
  6. Fonio Salad with Mango and Cashews