An extremely nourishing little grain that is widely available, particularly in Nigeria’s north.
(I wonder why the southern region of Nigeria does not yet see it often.)
Certain African nations, such as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, etc., are also big fans of it.
Fonio is a staple meal that can be extremely important in maintaining food security, particularly in the post-harvest period when food is in short supply.
It can be harvested in 6–8 weeks (I know, right? 😳), and there’s no need to worry about pest infestation during storage.
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Numerous vitamins B, which are essential for cell growth, development, and function as well as energy production, are found in fonio along with minerals like calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium.
It also provides a moderate quantity of fiber and protein.
It has a low glycemic index and is devoid of gluten.
Fertilizers or other tools are not necessary for fomento to thrive in poor soils and dry conditions.