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  • Made 100% with Fonio - Fonio is a plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO food similar to rice but more nutritious. It is also non-GMO, kosher, free from preservatives, bleach, or additives.
  • Ancient, Nutrient Rich Super Grain - Fonio is also a nutritious 5,000-year-old African super grain with a low glycemic index, 8 amino acids, 3x the fiber and protein of rice, ½ calories of quinoa, and higher calcium than most whole grains.
  • Seeds of the Universe - Also called seeds of the universe for its rich taste, fonio is served to royalty and chiefs at special occasions celebrations.
  • Use Fonio Flour Instead of Rice - Fonio flour is a great gluten-free option for cooking, baking, and thickening foods. Use it in breads, pancakes, muffins, pizza dough, soups, etc.
  • Fonio Tip - Fonio is an amazing flour to add to your baking—add ¼ cup fonio flour to all baking and cooking for added nutrition and taste.
      Fonio (Seeds of the Universe)

      Fonio flour is a rich-tasting, multi-use flour! Making gluten-free foods has never been easier or more nutritious. Use it in:

      • Bread
      • Pancakes
      • Muffins
      • Pie Crusts
      • Pudding
      • Pastries
      More nutritional information about Fonio
      • Has 8 amino acids (more than quinoa)
      • Has natural anti-aging benefits
      • Contains rich levels of zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium (more than wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, barley, and rye).
      • Has more protein, fiber and iron than brown rice or couscous
      • What Is Fonio Flour?

      Cultivated in West Africa, fonio flour is made from an ancient African grain, similar to rice, couscous, and quinoa. Referred to as Seeds of the Universe, fonio is drought-tolerant, grown year-round, and is considered to be a sustainable nutritional food source. Fonio is rich in nutrients compared to rice, wheat, barley, etc.

      • How Is Iya Foods’ Fonio Flour Made?

      Our partners ethically source these tiny but mighty seed grains of fonio from small farmers in West Africa to ensure quality. Our fonio flour is made in the United States by milling fonio grain into flour.

      • How Do You Bake With Fonio Flour?

      Use fonio instead of rice flour for added nutrition when baking and cooking your favorite meals including bread, desserts, pancakes, etc. Simply add about ¼ cup fonio flour into your baking batter to enjoy fonio.