Fonio is a tiny grain with amazing nutritional and health benefits. It is grown in the Northern part of the country.
Fonio contains major sources of energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals for the world population. Fonio is highly rich in amino acids and iron that is usually missing in our daily meals. Fonio is richer in calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese than other grains. This grain also contains high levels of methionine and cysteine, amino acids essential to our health which our body cannot produce on its own. Fonio grains can play a vital role in nourishing human health. These nutrients are missing in today’s major cereals.
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 is processed under strict hygienic condition and approved by the food and drugs Board.