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Original Fonio

Original Fonio

Regular price $6.99
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10 oz / $0.70 per oz
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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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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.

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Fonio

  • BIPOC Owned
  • Black Owned
  • Direct/Fair Trade
  • Non-GMO
  • Subscribable
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • TerraCycle Packaging

How to Use

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

Recycling

The bag is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

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Ingredient Integrity

Yolélé connects smallholder farmers (mainly women) with local and global markets. These farmers employ regenerative techniques like intercropping, cover-cropping, and crop rotation, which give back to the earth rather than depleting its resources.

Low Carbon Footprint

Yolélé creates a market for traditional crops grown under a more resilient farming system, meaning that more land is devoted to farming more biodiverse crop systems.

Recyclable Packaging

Committed to Social Good

Yolélé donates money and product to various organizations such as Whole Planet, DIG, Chefs 4 Impact, and Fuel the People.

Rave Worthy

Our team personally tests every product to make sure it’s good enough to end up in your home, not a landfill.

Ingredient Integrity

Yolélé connects smallholder farmers (mainly women) with local and global markets. These farmers employ regenerative techniques like intercropping, cover-cropping, and crop rotation, which give back to the earth rather than depleting its resources.

Low Carbon Footprint

Yolélé creates a market for traditional crops grown under a more resilient farming system, meaning that more land is devoted to farming more biodiverse crop systems.

Recyclable Packaging

Committed to Social Good

Yolélé donates money and product to various organizations such as Whole Planet, DIG, Chefs 4 Impact, and Fuel the People.

Rave Worthy

Our team personally tests every product to make sure it’s good enough to end up in your home, not a landfill.

How it does good

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 Yolé;lé; 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.

Third Party Certifications

  • Gluten Free
  • Kof-K Kosher Supervision Certified
  • Vegan

Yolélé

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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