- Pye Acha – Fonio flour is an ancient African grain with several nutrients and health benefits. It is diabetic friendly and gluten free.
It is particularly recommended for nursing mothers, children and the elderly.
Acha is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, carbohydrate, protein, amino acids containing methionine and cysteine. It has health benefits, because it is rich in energy, iron, aids digestion and cardiovascular function, good for diabetics, gluten-free diet, an excellent meal for weight loss, good for the skin and also hair formation.
Fonio (Digitaria exilis) is an ancient cereal grain that has been cultivated in West African countries for over 5,000 years. Also called acha, it is the tiniest grain in the millet family and a main source of nutrition for more than 3 million people.
The grain is the size of a very small seed, reminiscent of a cross between couscous and quinoa that quadruples in size once cooked. Fonio provides fiber as well as B-vitamins, zinc, and magnesium, making this versatile grain a healthy addition to your diet.