Is Fonio the following Quinoa

 

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Fonio can be used as a substitute for almost any grain including quinoa, couscous, rice, or bulgur and can be ground into flour for baking (Yolélé has plans to introduce fonio flour later this. A NUTRIENT POWERHOUSE. Many consider fonio a superfood because it’s a great source of plant-based protein (12g per cup compared to 8g per cup for quinoa), ranks low on the glycemic index, is naturally gluten-free and has several important amino acids and micronutrients. For example, fonio is rich in methionine and cystine, key amino acids involved in protein synthesis.

Fonio has been grown for over 5,000 years and is possibly the oldest cultivated cereal in Africa. The gluten-free grain, native to Thiam’s birth country, Senegal, has been touted as the next. Fonio: the New Super Grain That Could Replace Quinoa. Fonio is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and packed with vitamins and amino acids.

It also boasts 12 grams of protein per cup. By Briana Riddock. September 14, 2017. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team.

“For perspective, quinoa has been cultivated for 3,000 years.” Its longevity speaks to its paramount utility in the Sahel, an area south of the Sahara Desert that “extends from Senegal all the way to Djibouti, from West to East Africa,” according to Thiam. “That whole area is dry, nothing grows, and fonio thrives in that region.”. In fact, fonio, which is possibly West Africa’s oldest cereal grain, is something like the poster child of this entire movement. Since at least 2014, it’s been called the next quinoa, and it’s. Cultivated in Senegal, Ghana, Mali and other parts of the sub-Saharan region, fonio has been dubbed “the new quinoa” by superfood fans in the West. Fonio fits the bill, as it is gluten-free, high in protein and amino acids, and very easy to cook.

Is Fonio the New—and Improved—Quinoa? With the help of chef-entrepreneur Pierre Thiam, this ancient grain from West Africa is poised for a comeback By Ruth Tobias. That is, unless teff—a tiny grass seed eaten in Ethiopia for millennia—becomes ” the next quinoa.” Then again, the ” next quinoa ” might just be fonio, a hardy cereal that’s been grown for.

Fonio will be the next quinoa in America, if Pierre Thiam has his way. The chef and restauranteur has big plans for the little grain. In 2008 Thiam.

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Indeed, quinoa seems like a grain of the future.

“Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation” by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, Ad Hoc Panel of the Advisory Committee on Technology Innovation
from Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation
by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, et. al.
National Academies Press, 1989

It is now imported from Bolivia by the Quinoa Corporation under the name Ancient Harvest Quinoa.

“The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook: 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings, and More, from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker” by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann
from The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook: 250 No-Fail Recipes for Pilafs, Risottos, Polenta, Chilis, Soups, Porridges, Puddings, and More, from Start to Finish in Your Rice Cooker
by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann
Harvard Common Press, 2003

Quinoa has only recently entered mainstream food production, so fewer people seem to be sensitive to it.

“IBS Cookbook For Dummies” by Carolyn Dean, L. Christine Wheeler
from IBS Cookbook For Dummies
by Carolyn Dean, L. Christine Wheeler
Wiley, 2009

Since 1982 quinoa has been cultivated in the United States with various degrees of success, and it is now generally available where unrefined foods are sold.

“Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” by Paul Pitchford
from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
North Atlantic Books, 2002

This extremely rich nutritional content has led to quinoa becoming increasingly celebrated globally.

“Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]: From Acacia to Zinnia” by Christopher Martin Cumo
from Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]: From Acacia to Zinnia
by Christopher Martin Cumo
ABC-CLIO, 2013

Much research has been carried out worldwide on the agricultural aspects of quinoa (Sigstad and Garcia, 2001), but little has been done on a physiological level or its malting and brewing potential.

“Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages” by Elke Arendt, Fabio Dal Bello
from Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages
by Elke Arendt, Fabio Dal Bello
Elsevier Science, 2011

I loved the idea of using quinoa, an indigenous Incan supergrain loaded with protein, but it reminded me of a sad cousin to couscous.

“Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo” by Vanessa Barrington, Steve Sando, Sara Remington
from Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo
by Vanessa Barrington, Steve Sando, Sara Remington
Chronicle Books LLC, 2010

The Incas referred to quinoa as the “Mother Grain” because it was thought to be very healthy and promote longevity.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

Unlike most grains, quinoa is not deficient in the amino acid lysine.

“Beautiful on Raw: Uncooked Creations” by Tonya Zavasta
from Beautiful on Raw: Uncooked Creations
by Tonya Zavasta
Br Pub, 2005

There is an increasing trend in research on pseudocereals amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat; focusing on their use in the formulation of high nutritional quality, healthy gluten-free products such as bread and pasta (Alvarez-Jubete et al. 2010).

“Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 5, Fruits” by T. K. Lim
from Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 5, Fruits
by T. K. Lim
Springer Netherlands, 2013

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  • I ‘m a african but I never know all of this about this grain,this is definitely stunning. after this epical illustration,the implementation of his ideas could be indeed the solution of the Africans issues

  • “The most nutritious grain you have never heard of” is carefully worded to disguise the fact it’s nutritional values aren’t that spectacular and all the ‘super food’ stuff is really just marketing. That isn’t to say there isn’t good reasons for Africa to embrace it’s older native foods (esp. with water concerns etc) and I personally like it quite a lot but I find such claims a bit silly

  • Nature plays such an important roll. Being at one with the world!
    I hope people recognise the challenge of life and how much we can help each other in the process.
    If the Governments & businesses who created the these situations would back down, and let life prosper, over wealth! I hope these solutions will encourage productivity & wealth among the people in countries of hardship, who deserve the truth and realistic analysis.
    And relative but equal justice for each cause.

  • Ca c’est excellent! Je veux manger du fonio! 
    Par contre faites très attention au manioc. Ne le mangez pas, il est très malsain. Il n’est pas du tout naturel, et il n’est pas Africain. Il est utilisé largement par les Africains, mais ça c’est différent. Le manioc a été introduit lors de l’esclavage par les portuguais, pour nourrir les esclaves car le manioc pousse très vite. Il est à l’origine de la plupart des maladies qu’on trouve en Afrique. Les Africains sont le peuple le plus puissant et le plus sain sur terre, et avant l’esclavage l’Africain n’a jamais manger de manioc.

  • Thanks so much for this video! About 20 minutes ago I had my first taste of Fonio from a small West African restaurant in Astoria Queens.I had to look it up on YouTube and found your video. Now I’m going to see if I can find it in Supermarkets around town. Again, thanks.

  • I agree, it is a wondrous seed and have used it many times. It does have an unpalatable coating that makes it insect and vermin resistant; you have to soak it to get rid of that. But that is a good thing, vermin and insects take a huge toll.

  • I’m not surprise a bit, Africa is he most wealthiest continent on the globe! Thanks to Africa I’m using my cell phone and IPod who many Africans have died to extract the compound that is used to make my cell and yours. My advise, keep foreign investors out of this discovery or it will be exploited and the ppl will not benefit. Hmm if only African countries would gain complete and utter freedom from the west and create an army.

  • You know what would help africa prosper? Having their own farms and stop accepting foreign aid. Foreign aid totally destroyed africas food supply.

  • Idk if it was mentioned. But the second I saw this I was worried. Because Africa is already rich in minerals and resources but it’s being extremely exploited. Mentioning another forgotten substance. Worried me.

  • Oh you know Monsanto will want to rape the seed of Fonio so that they must in the future apply a spray to it just so people have to pay more for it.  Monsanto is a seed killing company.

  • Thanks for sharing. unfortunately that some people from Nigeria have never heard of fonio nor use it while others do becuz it is wildly cultivated in the Northern and North central part of Nigeria. One of my favourite

  • Fonio like everything else coming from Africa…will make whites rich. The money will not be seen the way you’re thinking. It would be great if it did go the way you’re suggesting.

  • my sister I am trying to find out where I can buy fonio I am in Florida, can you help me with that I too would like to see it surpass the success of quinoa please can you help me?

  • Hi, you are doing a great job. I happen to come from a comminity where Fonio is grown, in plateau state Nigeria. I recently started suppling some few people in lagos. Is there a market for fonio abroad? If yes, how do I access it? Pls respond.

  • Thank you for sharing this wonderful information, I have bought my Fonio and it’s not coming out quite right, but I will not give up! I would like to have it fluffy like quinoa, mine comes out like grits. But I still ate it, please help me get it just right. And I will still,pass on your words of truth. Thank you!

  • This man is knowledgeable, morally and ethically motivated and knows what he is talking about. Let’s support ethically sourced products from Africa and vulnerable populations.

  • I can’t figure it out why Africa is straggling before now days???
    It is beateful continent with tons of resources!!! And in spite of that, a lot Africans are trying to migrate. So many resources and so suffering live. What happened?!?

  • t seems like a very good solution and nessecary too to feed the world in the coming decade. But to wash of adhering grit and sand demands up to 10 liters clean water for one kilogram of fonio. This seems to me like a problem because of the watershortage this man also mentioned.

  • Funny how everything Dr. Sebi was telling us in the 80s and shunned is today widely accepted. RIP to the Imenhotep of my lifetime Dr. Sebi.

  • I live in Houston, TX and my goal for today is to find Fonio in some local African food stores, because it is NOT sold in grocery stores, neither is Teff, Spelt, Amaranth or Kamut. They only sell Quinoa

  • illi ollooff: from where you mean America where 1/6 are starving  Europe where 1/7 are starving or china and India which I need not explain.

  • Very informative and polished presentation. For all of us who wish the devastations of migration to be averted, let us buy this grain and help the sub-Saharans develop their economies.

  • Going to have to look for Fonio here in Jacksonville, Florida this week. There are several stores that import different foods so this should be an educational and exciting experience. Will let you know how it goes!!!

  • The crops grown in any region of the world, should be dictated by the climate it was discovered in. Meaning if you grow corn, then your climate should be symbionic to that crop. If a crop needs a lot of water, it should not be grown in a area that doesn’t get a lot of water.

  • I really felt identified with him, cause in my country, colombia, there are some comparison problems, we don’t have a drought land, but the young population prefer to emigrate to the cities or to other countries, and in spite of colombia is not as rich as other countries, it have the potential in kind of food, production and techniques. But that has been lost due to the competitive imported products have gaining space, and it’s bad because our food is more tasty than the other. But I always have wanted to do something about it. he is really strong to try to do something.

  • Read Transcript:
    DR SEBI THE HEALTHIEST GRAIN IN THE WORLD
    https://theafricanbiomineralbalance.com/the-healthiest-grain-in-the-world-dr-sebi/

  • I am from India I knew about fonio since ten years but nobody to help me for collect fonio seeds for cultivation so please help me

  • I got to try fonio soon. Sebi got me on amaranth and let me tell you that thing scrubs the gut so clean (providing you follow his diet) that you do not have to wipe after the toilet!

  • I was distracted by the beautiful clothes & dancing.:) I will share this info with my sister and we will try fonio. I’m looking forward to trying this ancient grain. This would make a wonderful gift to share.

  • When I first learn of dr sebi 5 years ago i try to buy this online but it was no where to be found. Now its all over the net. Supply & demand

    Ty dr sebi.

  • In Kuala Lumpur met Sayed Izham talking about Forgotten Food. Here Ibrahim Seydi of Senegal origin too will be making an impact
    Hopefully you will be coming here soon

  • As soon as the USDA certified organic goonscget their hands on Fonio. I wouldn’t eat it any more. I’m glad I can get it directly from overseas. Don’t be afraid, just be cautious. These sick oligarch Anglos and their boule half children servants are some really sinister clowns.Facts!

  • So this man devised a genius plan to help the economy of Africa and then says to himself “I’m gonna share this idea to white westerners, that seems like a good idea”

  • This is the answer but the elite will never allow it to help anyone. If they would they would just GMO it. How do you patent a grain that the most High told us to partake of every seed bearing plant and root.

  • What a wonderful presentation! I applaud his vision and drive. The background he provides gives a context of local problems and how they can be solved locally, but in a global market.

  • So typical of TED! Africans want an iPhone, a car, more opportunities! these are not starved people who come to Europe, they pay $5,000 to smugglers, $5,000 more to get a passport from a country accepted for asylum requests…

  • No, you can’t prosper on bare subsistence farming with any crop, with low education and with 5-10 children to feed. That wouldn’t be possible even for far more industrious people than Subsaharan Africans who are not exactly renowned for being conscientious and frugal workers. And, no, I won’t waste my time watching someone who claims this to be possible because it’s (self-)delusion especially since this apparently is just clickbait for yet more pro-immigration propaganda served to us by the TED indoctrinators who want us all to think the same as they do…

  • What most people dont understand here in the comments is that starving countries are MORE prone to unstable government! When you solve the problem of people getting desperate because they are hungry, you solve almost the whole problem. The rest can be worked on with less pressure if have one less problem (the survival of your family) to think about. Desperate minds become violent.

  • Fonio is one of my favorites foods. I grew up with it, but It was hard to find in Dakar, Senegal. My parents had our supply coming from Guinee year round.

  • I like this guy a lot. He doesn’t get political or play the blame game. He mentions colonialism but only to lament how it engrained in the minds of Africans that their native crops were substandard. He mentions migration but only to take about the tragedy that the migrants felt compelled to risk their lives to leave Africa.

    If someone were to grow a new grain into the U.S., the political and agricultural institutions in place would make it relatively easy. You’d have access to professional farmers who know how commercial farms are supposed to run even if they had to be trained for a new crop. Potential buyers would be reassured by government inspectors that your operations followed basic sanitary procedures. You’d call up an already established processing plant to see if they could expand and modify existing procedures to handle processing a new crop. So on and so on… Your financial success is inter-dependent with public institutions and other private enterprises.

    It is very difficult to be successful without this inter-dependence. Imagine taking potential investors on an inspection visit to the African farms. The inspection is supposed to reassure them that you can deliver product as promised. They come back and tell you that they wouldn’t be able to accept your product even if it is delivered because it does not meet food safety standards. It’s hard enough to build a successful business let alone a successful business in a vacuum.

    When the Europeans colonized Africa in the late 19th Century, Europe already had this inter-dependence of private business and government. Major European cities were in the process of getting electricity with modern automobiles just around the corner. For decades, there had been telegraph wires, railroads, and a very large number of industrial factories everywhere in the West. Sub-saharian Africa, by contrast, did not have any native written languages, was untouched by industrialization, and had few or no large cities.

    There was a massive pre-existing gap in development. Africans became permanent consumers and not producers. We will never know one way or the other if Africans would have become producers if colonialism hadn’t happened. I tend to think Africans would NOT have becomes producers. The beneficial interdependence simply wasn’t there at that time. I also base my assessment on the current buying habits of Africans. Right now, Africans are buying Chinese products rather than taking the opportunity to build up their own industries. The path of least resistance is always to line someone else’s pockets until you are out of money rather than to find your own success. It is sad to see.

  • Seems like a plan to solve many problems. Those who are looking to get into a new grain market might want to look at this grain. We need new answers to increasing drought in many parts of the world. This is one answer,

  • I love this concept! I just worry of Western civilization draining Senegal of the crop, stealing the crop and then making it for ourselves for a lower cost.

  • Great video for the first half about Fonio and its interesting properties… but then it turned into a pro-migration video which pretty much ruined my interest. I came here for an interesting video about an ancient grain, not about immigration. Sorry

  • Read Transcript:
    DR SEBI THE HEALTHIEST GRAIN IN THE WORLD
    https://theafricanbiomineralbalance.com/the-healthiest-grain-in-the-world-dr-sebi/

  • Thanks for this video! I just learned about fonio a little over a year ago. The info was like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. I had been reading about other African industries and stumbled on ‘FONIO’! It needs us to bring it to a serious platform. Being cultivated for 1000s of years, it comes with quite a story. Embracing our traditional ancient grain would help the African Farmers who have carries on this tradition and illuminate more historical knowledge of self, and economics to be passed on to young people.

  • Hurry up and share this information with the Africans living in Africa, since on average they have one of the lowest life expectancy rates on the planet. Advise of this great treasure they have in their back yard.