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- LIGHT + FLUFFY NUTTY GRAIN: Three 10 oz bags (30 oz) of certified gluten-free, non-GMO, organically grown, 100% ancient West African grain. Fast and easy to cook: ready to eat in just FIVE minutes. A half cup dry fonio makes over two cups cooked (higher yield than any other grain). Yolele fonio is light and fluffy and has a lovely nutty, earthy flavor. It absorbs other flavors and seasonings perfectly- a perfect rice substitute. Yolele fonio is pre-washed and cleaned so you don't have to.
- POWERFUL ANCIENT AFRICAN GRAIN NUTRITION: Fonio is a good source of fiber, iron, and protein, as well as B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, and zinc. Fonio contains especially high levels of antioxidants and the amino acids methionine and cysteine (which promote hair, skin, and nail growth) and are deficient in all other grains. The amino acids in fonio help maintain lean muscle mass and have the composition most similar to that of an egg: the perfect protein.
- SO EASY + VERSATILE: Fonio can be used to replace any grain including rice, quinoa, or couscous, and is absolutely delicious in: tabouleh, grain bowls, veggie burgers, crab cakes, pancakes, brownies, granola, pilafs, stuffed peppers, stir fries, grits, polenta, hot cereal, and so much more (even sushi!). Enjoy it in sweet or savory recipes. Cook it on the stove, in the microwave, or with a rice cooker or steamer.
- FITS DIETARY NEEDS: Yolele fonio is certified gluten-free, allergen-free, low glycemic index, and Kof-K kosher. Yolele fonio is alkaline, vegan (of course), low FODMAP, and prized by pregrant and nursing mothers for its digestibility and aid in lactation. With a low glycemic index, it's perfect for diabetics and pre-diabetics, providing sustained energy that won't spike blood sugar and helps you feel full longer.
- PURPOSE-DRIVEN: Only Yolele fonio has been covered by Bon Appetit ("America's New Favorite Supergrain"), The NYT, CNN, Saveur, Food & Wine, Eater, NPR, and more... Why? Our purpose is to increase incomes of smallholder farmers in the Sahel Region by supporting regenerative, resilient farming practices + food sovereignty, and to introduce the flavors of West Africa with the world. Yolele was founded by acclaimed Senegalese chef and cookbook author Pierre Thiam. Find us at Whole Foods nationwide!