Fonio is a very small grain which grows in the arid regions of West Africa. It has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable use of the land. It is believed to rival quinoa as a super food in terms of its nutritional value and is a favorite in salads, stews, porridges and even ground into flour. It’s gluten-free and nutritious because of two amino acids, cystine and methionine, which make it a favorite to be baked into bread for diabetics, those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. It is, in short, the perfect new grain for juice-cleansing, diet-conscious people.
Nutritional Value of Fonio
Fonio has the following nutritional contents
Mineral content of Digitaria exilis, decorticated and whitened