Organic Fonio

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Description

Organic Fonio is a seed that works like a grain – move over Quinoa!

Organic Fonio is nothing new, but its debut in the health food world is. It is a source of protein and is a perfect addition to a vegan or vegetarian diet, due to its high amounts of the amino acids methionine and cysteine.  Just one serving of fonio contains around 10% of an adult’s daily recommended intake of amino acids.

It is the smallest seed in the millet family and can be used in so many ways. This ancient food is classed as a ‘pseudo-grain’ because although we use it as a grain it is actually a seed.   This means it is higher in nutrients and protein than most grains.

Our organic fonio hails from Burkino Faso which is a mountainous area of Western Africa.  It has been a staple food for there thousands of years and it works well in a wide range of sweet and savoury recipes.

We stock a wide range of naturally gluten free grains and ‘pseudo grains’. Try our Organic Red Quinoa or Organic Buckwheat Groats.

Ingredients: Organic Fonio

Origin: Burkino Faso

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1359kj/325kcal
Fat 0.5g
of which saturates 0.2g
Carbohydrate 76.8g
of which sugars 0.6g
Fibre 7.2g
Protein 7.3g
Salt 0.01g
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Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse and clean Fonio until water runs clear.
  2. Bring 1 cup water to the boil
  3. Add 1 cup fonio and a tablespoon of salt.
  4. Turn heat to low.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes until the water is absorbed
  6. Fluff with fork and then cover again for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

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Family Tips

  1. Fonio can be boiled, drained and used as a gluten free alternative to bulgar wheat in tabbouleh style dishes.
  2. Try using fonio as a base in plant based burgers!
  3. If you want an alternative to porridge oats then try fonio cooked in the same way.  Just add fruit, nuts and honey.