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  • Agromyx Raw Fonio

Raw Black Fonio Grain (500g)

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Fonio – A Friendly Breakfast!

Fonio has long been used as friendly food because it is low in glycemic index. It is slowly absorbed in the body and therefore its effect on blood sugar is very gradual. Fonio will quickly become one of your favorite grains as its flavor is delectable and its nutrient benefits are impressive.Fonio is a rare, ancient grain, originating from Africa.

It is a gluten-free grain. Not to mention it contains many amino acids and is also a plant based source of Magnesium, Zinc, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Calcium, and Phosphorous!

It’s high iron & folic acid content also makes it perfect for all women including those that are pregnant!


Fonio is being touted as the next quinoa in the specialty grains market. What is it though? Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is an ancient grain that grows in West Africa. It is used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a variety of preparations. Fonio is the most ancient of grains, and plays a large role in the mythology and tradition of numerous African ethnic groups. Fonio does not contain any glutamine or gladding proteins which are the constituents of gluten, making this cereal suitable for people with gluten intolerance. Fonio has been considered to be a luxury grain for its rarity and health benefits. Nowadays, fonio is enjoyed by every community around the world because it is highly rich in essential elements.  Fonio is very beneficial to children, the elderly, pregnant women, people living with diabetes. It is also all natural and abundant in essential amino acids that are vital for the human body. Its tininess and lightness make it suitable for people with digestive problems. Aside from its health benefits, versatility is one of the biggest reasons for its popularity. Fonio is steamed to make couscous or is used in a salad; it can be cooked just like rice to be served with stew or gravy. Furthermore, fonio is boiled to make porridge.

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