Fonio Health Benefits And Nutrition Facts

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Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is an ancient cereal grain that has been cultivated in West African countries for over 5,000 years. Also recognized as acha, it is the tiniest grain in the millet family and a major basis of nutrition for more than 3 million people.

According to many reports, throughout colonial times, a report circulated suggesting that inhabitant crops of Africa were not as nutritious as the imported ones. This resulted in condensed use of conventional food crops, including fonio millet. In fact, fonio almost moved out from the built-up food diet but for in a handful of West African countries. It began to observe resurgence throughout famines in the late 20th century.

The grain is the mass of an exceptionally small seed, evocative of a cross between couscous and quinoa that quadruples in mass once cooked. Fonio provides fiber and B-vitamins zinc and magnesium, creating this adaptable grain a nutritious adding up to your diet.

Fonio Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 2g


There are 39 grams of carbohydrates in a lightly cooked, quarter-cup plateful of fonio. As fonio grain whole foods contain loads of fiber; however, the pearled description, which is the most extensively accessible form, contains just 1 gram of fiber per plateful. If you can discover whole-grain varieties, it is a healthier alternative, but they can encompass an astringent taste.


​Similar to additional grains, fonio is incredibly low down in fat and merely contains 0.5 grams of fat per serving.


One serving of fonio provides 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and Minerals

Not many huge scale investigations have been completed to charge the vitamin and mineral content of fonio. According to data, fonio provides 0.72mg of iron or 4% of your optional daily intake. Some brands that advertise fonio also report that the grain provides a minute quantity of calcium and phosphorus.

Health Benefits

Research concerning fonio is imperfect. But there include been a few studies representative that the grain may offer convinced health benefits, although confirmation is not strong.

May Perk Up Diabetes Management

Scientists found that it may encompass possible as a practical snack in the management of diabetes and avoidance of linked degenerative diseases.

However, it is indistinct whether the pigeon pea or the fonio whole foods provided the advantage or if it was the grouping of mutually that completed the crackers useful. Similar studies have not been conducted.

May Aid Thyroid Function in Some

People with definite conditions, such as Graves’s disease, obtain medications with anti-thyroid properties to lump the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. But not everybody would advantage of this result and it may be harmful to some.

May Protect Cells

The seeds hold antioxidants in amounts alike other grains. Antioxidants are supposed to assist guard cells against harm (oxidative stress) after introducing free radicals.


 Juka Ceesay CEO Of Juka's Organic Co.

Juka's Organic Co., was established in 2013 by Juka Ceesay. After owning an African food market in 2008 in the City of Los Angeles for several years. Juka realized there was a lack of authentic, pure and natural products in the united states from Africa. Her objective is to combine a variety of innovative items (Organic Red Palm Oil, Shea butter, Herbal Medicines, African Tea, African Whole Grain and lots more) from the historic past of Africa to tailor them to fit today's contemporary life while still maintaining the authenticity of these products. 

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"It is to our benefit as Africans to stand against deforestation because wildlife and Rainforest is what makes Africa unique and special."  Juka Ceesay


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