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Fonio, also known as ‘Acha’ in Nigeria, is a high fiber, easily digestible gluten free grain grown in West Africa. It is packed with nutrients and essential amino acids. The carbohydrate in Fonio is easily absorbed in the body and does not spike blood sugar. The fiber in Fonio also keeps you full for a long time, helping you meet your weight loss goals. 

Fonio, also known as ‘Acha’ in Nigeria, is a high fiber, easily digestible gluten free grain grown in West Africa. It is packed with nutrients and essential amino acids, rich in Protein and Iron, and a good source of Magnesium, Phosphorus and Dietary Fiber. 

The Iron in protein reduces tiredness and fatigue, while the Protein and Fiber promotes the feeling of fullness. 

Fonio has a rich, slight nutty flavor and a texture much smaller than quinoa and couscous. It has a low glycemic index which makes it a perfect food for diabetics. 

Our Raw Fonio is locally grown by smallholder farmers in Northern Nigeria, that practice sustainable and eco-friendly methods. It is 100% natural, additive and preservative free. 

How to make Fonio

Fonio grain is very versatile, it is ideal for cereal, stir fry and works as a perfect swap for quinoa and couscous.  

Cooked fonio can also be added to your smoothies for more fiber, to keep you fuller for longer. Fonio absorbs a lot of water, so a little goes a long way. 

To serve as rice or add to stir fry: Toast 1/2 cup in a small saucepan with 1/2  teaspoon of oil, stirring over medium heat.  Add a pinch of salt, 1 cup of water and stir well until the grain absorbs all liquid. Remove from heat and let it cool. Fluff with a fork and add to your recipes as desired

For cereal:  – Bring 2 cups water or milk to a boil, add 1/4 cup fonio grain and stir for 5 minutes. Taste to ensure that the grain is done. Add more water if necessary. Sweeten as desired, you can also top with fruits and nuts. 

Fonio grain cereal is an ideal gluten free breakfast for both adults and children from the age of 6 months.

Ingredient: Fonio Grain

Storage: Keep airtight, and store in a cool, dry and dark place, away from heat and light

Weight 515 kg
Net Weight

1kg, 500g

3 reviews for FONIO (ACHA) GRAIN

  1. Halima Yahaya (verified owner)

    Perfect for faten acha(norther meal)

    • Ebube Akah (store manager)

      Yea you know this!! 👌😊

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed my Fonio grain purchase. It was so fresh and sand free. I also love that it is gluten free, so nutritious and it keeps me full for a long period, so I have now incorporated it in my healthy diet. I totally enjoyed it and will recommend to anyone looking for a nutritious, gluten free whole grain. Keep it up Aga’s 👍

    • Ebube Akah (store manager)

      Thank you so much

  3. Henrietta Joseph (verified owner)

    Grains good and clean, the fact that I did not have to wash it so many times really made cooking so easy. It was sand less. The delivery was also good no problems whatsoever.

    • Ebube Akah (store manager)

      We are glad you love it, thank you so much!!

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