We are featuring traditionally harvested Fonio produced through a partnership with farmers in Benin, Africa

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Clean, pure, not pre-cooked and requires NO rinsing

Fonio is a rare, gluten-free ancient grain from the millet family prized for its flavor, easy digestibility, and tolerance by diabetics.

Rich in protein and essential amino acids

Especially methionine and cystine with low glycemic index! A great gluten-free snack!

Excellent as a side dish, in salads, and as a delicious breakfast cereal!

Add it to breads and casseroles. Use it wherever you would with millet. It is similar to couscous in the way that it takes on the flavor of whatever it’s cooked with. Resealable BPA-free bag keeps it fresher longer.

Atacora joins with the women and men of Benin through Fair Partnership.

Atacora’s Fair Partnership™ Model goes beyond Fair Trade by creating sustainable partnerships that empower people and entire communities in Benin, Africa.

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The grain itself is the smallest in the millet family, with nearly 2000 grains per gram! It is used traditionally as a staple side dish 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.

  • Rich in protein and essential amino acids, especially methionine and cystine.
  • Gluten Free, versatile, healthy and delicious.
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Ancient African grain prized for its flavour. Gluten-free and easily digestible, tolerated by diabetics.

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Fonio is a rare, gluten-free ancient grain from the millet family prized for its flavor, easy digestibility, and tolerance by diabetics.

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The Dogon people of Mali believe that the Universe was created from a single grain of fonio.

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Fonio is versatile, healthy and delicious. Experiment to find your favorite cooking method and texture!

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Fonio is a rare, gluten-free ancient grain from the millet family prized for its flavor, easy digestibility, and tolerance by diabetics.

  • Rich in protein and essential amino acids, especially methionine and cystine. Low glycemic index.
  • Finely Ground from Raw Fonio; Multi-purpose flour for use in all recipes
  • Non-GMO; Low Glycemic Index; Reseable bag keeps it fresher longer.
  • Shipetaukin: Selectively Sourced
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The majority of the energy food we eat including wheat, corn etc. consists of gluten. Fonio provides a good option of gluten free energy food to individuals.

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High in fiber, iron and protein rich, drought resistant and has adapted to diverse growing environments over time.

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Fonio is versatile, healthy and delicious. Experiment to find your favorite cooking method and texture! This combination is able to give you a sample into a healthy, delicious, whole food!

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