The recent shock of COVID-19 provides an opportunity for consumers to think critically and question the quality standard of their lifestyle right from their health condition to the many beauty products they apply on their skin and hair on a daily basis.
Eating organic food or consuming meals prepared with non-GMO ingredients has nowadays become more of a must for many than a trend to fight the virus. In the past six months, Organic Trade and Investments has seen a drastic change in customer's behavior.
Over 80% of customers are eager to integrate immunity booster ingredients in their everyday diet.
Fonio, being hailed for its many health benefit properties, is on top of the list as one of the most sought after nutritious gluten-free grains not only by vegan-lovers or restaurants but by the wholefood market (supermarkets) as well. However, while the demand for Fonio grains has increased worldwide, the majority of customers are unconversant with its preparation.
How To Prepare Fonio Grain as Breakfast Cereal (Porridge):
Ingredients (for 2 people):
2 cups of OTI White Fonio grains for 6 cups water;
pinch of salt,
1 tablespoon of OTI monofloral or forest honey (optional), and
1/4 of homemade tiger nuts milk (optional).
In a saucepan, add 2 cups of OTI Fonio grains to 6 cups of water (500ml), a pinch of salt, stir, and bring to a boil.
Add more water to obtain desired thickness. Once the substance is creamy, transfer to a bowl.
Drizzle with honey or sugar (per your choice), add your milk for extra flavor.
Et voila, you are served !
Of course, nothing stops you from adding some dried fruits such as dates or even slides of bananas and some peanuts at well.
Tell us how did your Fonio porridge come out? Post your pictures and comments or suggestions below. We would love to hear from you.