White Fonio
Digitaria exilis
Uses: Culinary Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Fonio millet; Hungry rice; Acha) Africa┬┤s oldest cultivated cereal, going back more than 5,000 years. With the growing challenge of climate change this ancient grain could become critically important for future global food security. It is amazingly tolerant of drought and thrives in virtually any soil, even depleted soils where little else grows. It was once a prized food fit for the kings and chiefs of Africa, and was a special treat served on holy days and at weddings. Highly nutritious and gluten-free, with low glycemic index, it is a delicious new grain for the kitchen, with a rich nutty taste, something like quinoa. When cooked it becomes light and fluffy and readily absorbs the flavours of other ingredients. It can be cooked and served like couscous, or like jollof, or added to stews, soups, or sauteed vegetables. Try stuffed acorn squash with fonio. We think the possibilities are endless. 90-110 days.
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