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Fonio grain (Digitaria exilis), an ancient cereal cultivated in West African countries, is the smallest grain and a main source of nutrition for more than 3 million people across the world.

According to historical reports, indigenous crops of Africa were not as nutritious as the imported ones hence this led to the reduction in the consumption of traditional crops, including fonio. In fact, the gluten-free Fonio almost disappeared from the food diet except for in a handful of West African countries. It began to be visible during famines in the latter part of the 20th century.

One good thing about this gluten-free fonio grain is that it quadruples in size once it is cooked, giving you value for money. Fonio is rich in fiber as well as B-vitamins, zinc, and magnesium, making this multipurpose grain a nutritious inclusion to your diet.

We have a variety of recipes posted on our blog.

On to the Fonio Nutrition Facts;

The nutrition information given was provided by the USDA and the amount of OTI fonio used was 45g or ¼ cups.

With every 45g of OTI Gluten-Free Fonio, you get

  • Calories: 170

  • Fat: 0.5g

  • Sodium: 0mg

  • Carbohydrates: 39g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Sugars: 0g

  • Protein: 2g


In an uncooked 45g OTI Fonio, there are 39 grams of carbohydrates. As a whole grain, fonio contains a lot of fiber. Fonio has different whole grain varieties which are all healthy.

OTI Gluten-Free fonio has a lower glycemic index (GI) than couscous and brown rice, and has a low impact on blood sugar, according to a Nigerian study. Scientific research has proven that The Fonio grain meals given to participants with type 2 diabetes and healthy volunteers balanced their glycemic indices relatively. Fonio is one of the grains you would want to consider to attain healthy living.


Unlike the other grains, fonio has a very low-fat level i.e. it only contains 0.5 grams of fat per 45g serving.

If you’re looking at losing weight and going on a low-fat diet, OTI Gluten-free fonio will do the magic.


It is important to eat enough protein to gain and maintain sufficient muscle mass. Studies have shown that each person needs 1.6 to 2.2 g of protein. In 45g of OTI Gluten-Free Fonio, there are 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and Minerals

OTI Gluten-Free FOnio has sufficient amounts of vitamins, as well as minerals including calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium.

Bonus Benefits: Due to the high amount of fiber in Fonio, it is very easy to digest, and that eases constipation and improves digestion.

The list is important and inexhaustible.

OTI Gluten-Free Premium Quality Fonio has nutritional benefits like that food supplement bottle in any pharmacy near you.

You should try this superfood.


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