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Yolélé Fonio

Fonio is a nutrient-rich ancient grain that is consumed across West Africa similar to rice or couscous, though it also reminds us most of cream of wheat. With a light, slightly nutty flavor and slightly finer consistency than regular couscous, Yolélé Fonio is extremely easy to make and more straightforward than other grains: If your Fonio turns out a little soggy, simply heat it until the water is absorbed. If it's too grainy or gritty, add more water—this staple grain is very forgiving.

Fonio's fluffy texture makes it perfect for grain salads, especially those that play up its natural nuttiness. Or try it for breakfast, topped with fresh fruit, a swirl of yogurt or a drizzle of honey. And we absolutely love this ancient grain for saucy braises and stews, as it soaks up flavors beautifully. Try it as a nutty accompaniment for our rich, coconut-y Brazilian Fish Stew or classic tagines, North African stews that are often served with couscous (check out our version of Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Butternut Squash and Spinach.
  • Net Weight: 10 ounces
  • Ingredients: 100% fonio
  • Certifications: Kosher, gluten-free
  • Place of Origin: West Africa

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