Have you heard about the up and coming grain that could end Quinoa’s reign as the most popular grain? Foniois a grain grown throughout West Africa, and is one of the oldest harvested grains. The grain comes in two varieties but white, also called “hungry rice,” is the most popular. Fonio is a small grain extracted from plants. It is often pounded and used in side dishes or mixed with water to create a mouth watering hot cereal and can be ground into a flour…it has even been used to brew beer.
The texture and appearance is similar to quinoa or couscous. It has so many health benefits and is suitable for nearly any diet. It’s naturally gluten free making it acceptable for those suffering with Celiac’sDisease. This ancient grain is also a low glycemic food meaning it gradually effects blood sugar levels making it appeal to diabetics. But there are plenty more benefits of this yummy grain.