WHAT IS FONIO
Fonio is a super grain and is grown mainly in West Africa. It is incredibly nutritious with more iron, protein, fiber, and vitamins that the regular rice. Fonio has a rich, nutty, earthy flavor, with a texture that resembles couscous. It is grounded into flour and can be used to make bread, porridge, and cookies.
DID YOU KNOW FONIO HAVE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS?
* LOADED WITH IRON & VITAMINS
* CONTROLS DIABETES
* AID DIGESTION
* HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
* INCREASE YOUR ENERGY LEVEL
* NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE
* IT IS ALKALINE
* LOW ON GLYCAEMIC INDEX
* RICH IN AMINO ACIDS
* INCREASES BRAIN POWER
* IMPROVES IMMUNE SYSTEM
Fonio is an excellent substitute for white and brown rice and is great for those who are gluten sensitive.
FONIO AND ZACCHINI SQUASH VEGI BOWL (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
1 cup cooked fonio
2 cups raw zucchini squash (chopped in small pieces)
1 yellow bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
3 tsp lime juice
1 tsp dill
1 tsp oregano
1 red onion (finely chopped)
1 shallot (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp avocado oil
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¾ cup chopped tomatoes
In a medium-size bowl, place the hot cooked fonio and set aside.
Heat a Cast Iron saucepan over medium heat, add oil, pepper, shallot, red onion, dill, & salt. Sautee for 3-4 minutes, then add the squash and cook for another 4 minutes.
Add the cooked fonio and all the other ingredients & mix well.
Garnish with parsley or cilantro. Serve while hot.