Ancient Foods for a Modern World
What is FONIO?
FONIO is an ancient superfood! It has been cultivated for centuries, and serves as a daily staple for millions.
Fonio is a small millet and can be eaten as a couscous or a porridge. Additionally, this versatile grain can be ground into a flour and used to create gluten free bread.
Due to its amazing nutritional qualities, our FONIO is considered a superfood. FONIO is rich in amino-acids (even richer than an egg), and has more methionine and cysteine than any other grain. Fonio also delivers high quantities of calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
FONIO is naturally free from gluten, but your taste buds won't know the difference. Fonio flour can be used for biscuits, cakes and bread, rolled out into a pizza base, turned into pancakes or added to existing products to up their nutritional value...the list is endless...
FONIO is diabetic friendly due to its low sugar content. With its low glycemic index (even lower than rice), fonio keeps food cravings at bay while still providing the necessary energy required!
Our FONIO is certified organic (USDA and EU) by ECOCERT. Through this, we uphold the highest international standards of organic production.
Our organic certified fonio is grown and processed naturally and with minimal human tampering. Because fonio's such a hardy little seed, no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. No chemicals at all, none of the bad stuff - only traditional, age old methods.
We are committed to preserving and sustaining fonio through fair, organic, ethical and responsible practices. Development of this previously undervalued crop may provide new sources of nutrition, contribute to food security, create income generating activities and assist in uplifting rural communities
Bodhi Foods exists to develop and expand the consumption of the heritage food FONIO without hurting the populations that have been reliant on on this superfood for millennia. In doing so, we hope to improve the livelihoods of producing communities (food insecurity sucks!), while exposing international palates to the wonders of the foods they've been missing.
This naturally gluten free, organically grown, flour has the anatomical composition that most closely resembles wheat. This means that it tastes and behaves in a manner that is the most similar to regular wheat flour of all the gluten free options, enabling end users to create gluten free goods the same as regular products. Not only does the flour taste good, it is much healthier than regular wheat flour.
We offer pre-cooked black and white fonio, which is super easy to prepare - simply steam it or cook it for a few minutes in hot water. The easiest preparation for the fluffiest results!
As they say in Africa:"Fonio never embarrasses the cook!"
We have recently added African Locust Bean or Dawadawa to our product range!
Dawadawa is a tasty condiment used across Africa to add flavor and nutrition to whatever you are cooking.
Dawadawa is rich in protein and calcium. Whats more, it was traditionally utilized as an immuno-booster, and for the treatment of hypertension, diarrhea and cholesterol.
Purchase from us!
We are proud suppliers of both bulk and pre-packaged fonio, whole grain fonio, fonio flour and dawadawa powder. For all order inquiries or quotations, please contact us below