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Iron is an essential mineral and component of hemoglobin, the molecule responsible for carrying oxygen within the red blood cells and transporting it to the lungs and rest of the body. Iron is also necessary in maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails and cells.
Low Glycemic Index
The glycemic index (GI) is a scale that ranks carbohydrate-rich foods by how much they raise the blood sugar levels compared with a standard food such as white bread or sugar. Fonio grain and flour rank low on the GI scale among other grains such as stone-ground whole wheat, pumpernickel, oat bran and barley.
Fonio is a Fat Free.
more iron than white rice
lower glycemic index <br>than white rice & potatoes
An ancient grain cultivated in West Africa for over 5,000 years, Fonio is a gluten free alternative to grains such as Quinoa, Couscous and Amaranth. A staple in African cuisine and diets, it is prepared steamed as the anchor in many meals and is also ground down to a powder/flour to be used in baking or as a cereal (traditional use). Called the ‘seed of the universe’ in Malian mythology, it is high in fibre, iron and protein rich, drought resistant and has adapted to diverse growing environments over time.
GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.
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Five superfoods. Endless possibilities.
At Farafena, we think eating well should be easy. That’s why we offer nutrient-rich superfoods that fit into your daily routine. Add a dash of Baobab to your smoothie, Moringa to your dressings, or swap out flour for Fonio – it’s that simple to eat “super.”