Why You’ll Love It

Serve just like rice or couscous. It's great when tossed with chopped fruit, grape tomatoes, herbs, citrus, olive oil, and a little minced onion. When you buy fonio, you're helping some of the world's most vulnerable people make a living from their scarce resources.

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About This Brand


Yolélé is a purpose-driven natural food company that is centered on fonio (pronounced PHONE-YO), an ancient African supergrain that has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. Our purpose is to transform communities across the West African Sahel by providing a fair-trade, global marketplace for this delicious, gluten-free grain. Pierre Thiam moved to the US from Senegal as a college student to get a degree in chemistry, but found himself becoming a restaurant chef instead, after putting in time washing dishes and studying Julia Child
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Another quick option

Posted   by Callan from WHITEFISH, Montana
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We are always on the lookout for minimally processed food that can be prepared quickly. This grain fills the bill. The texture is different than we expected, almost crystalline, but it has a very pleasant taste and goes well with greens.
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Posted   by Jenna from SUMMERLAND, California
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Fonio is new for us and after a couple tries, we haven't acquired the taste. We find it bland and much prefer cous cous. But we are still experimenting on how to prepare it best.
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Posted   by Molly from JERSEY CITY, New Jersey
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I love this stuff! I'm all about crop diversity and I am always looking for less mainstream grains to try and this one knocks it out of the park! So easy to prepare, and it has an amazing nutty flavor.
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Great Ancient Grain

Posted   by Danielle from STOCKBRIDGE, Georgia
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I love this ancient African grain. Very yummy and versatile- as a side like rice, or in a casserole, pilaf or salad. Even for porridge and in smoothies and cookies.
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Try me

Posted   by Sarah from SULTAN, Washington
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Grainy but s nice alternate to other hot cereals
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Wonderful Flavor

Posted   by Virginia from FEDERAL WAY, Washington
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I loved being able to try this new (to me) grain. It will be a pantry staple from now on. Your affordable price made it possible.
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Not good

Posted   by James from NORWOOD, Massachusetts
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Did not like this at all. Was looking for something to replace always eating rice and this did not do the trick. Very bland and didn’t enjoy the texture.
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wanted to like this

Posted   by Katherine from WALLINGFORD, Connecticut
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As someone who can eat very little in grains I really wanted to like this. But I don't even like the smell. However, I think this will be helpful as an add-in in some recipes (like meatballs, zucchini cakes etc..)
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OK I guess

Posted   by Patricia from HACKBERRY, Arizona
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I think this one might take some getting used to before I can give it more then three stars. its not bad, just kind of bla...not sure I will buy it again.
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Posted   by Leah from WILLMAR, Minnesota
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I’m glad that I tried this. It is different from the other grains on the market. It was similar to cream of wheat once I cooked it. It would be good sweet or savory.
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