Original Fonio

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Yolélé Original Fonio
2 reviews

Original Fonio

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Light, fluffy, and delightfully nutty, this earthy grain goes well with just about anything you can think of. Did we mention that it's also gluten-free?
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  • Gluten Free
  • Kof-K Kosher Supervision Certified
  • Vegan

According to the Dogon people of Mali, fonio is known as the "Seed of the Universe," which is a pretty big endorsement. It's known for being rich in nutrients, minerals, and amino acids. The possibilities are endless with fonio. You can cook it like couscous and add it to your favorite grain bowl, or use it as a gluten-free baking ingredient. The world (or should we say, the universe?) is your oyster.

Yolélé works with smallholder farmers in West Africa that employ regenerative farming practices. Together, they bring Africa's vibrant flavors, nourishing cuisine, and delicious ingredients to the world.

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How it does good

Changing conditions for smallholder farmers

Most people in West Africa rely on farming to live, but don't have access to markets or economic security. Many young people looking for job opportunities leave for overcrowded cities and struggle to find work, or risk their lives trying to get to Europe. That's why Yolélé crafts foods and snacks that provide economic opportunity for smallholder farmers. Buying West Africa's oldest cereal grain can help alleviate extreme poverty, unlock opportunities, and transform communities in West Africa.

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About the Brand


Yolélé is a purpose-driven African food company, with a mission to create economic opportunity for smallholder farming communities. Founded by award-winning Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam, Yolélé shares Africa's vibrant food with the world, starting with fonio: the ancient West African grain.

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How to use

Fonio cooks in 5 minutes. Try it sprinkled over a tasty salad.

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Saundra S.
United States

Yolele Fonio

I just used it in tabouli and really liked it. I would like to order it again

Matthews M.
United States United States

I like it l like so much l had to buy so more