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Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 6:22pm On Nov 05, 2023
This is fonio.

A very nutritious tiny grain that is quite common, especially in the northern part of Nigeria.
(I wonder why it is not yet common in the southern part of Nigeria.)
It is also popular in some African countries like Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, etc.

As a staple food, fonio can play a vital role in ensuring food security, especially during the post-harvest period when food is scarce.
It can be harvested within 6–8 weeks (I know, right? 😳), and stores well without the risk of pest infestation.

Fonio contains numerous B vitamins (which are necessary for the growth, development, and function of cells and energy production), as well as minerals like calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and magnesium.
It also offers moderate amounts of protein and fiber.
It is gluten free, with a low glycemic index.

Fonio grows well in drought conditions and poor soils without the need for fertilizers or other implements.

What more could we ask for? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Pictures' source: Google

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 6:26pm On Nov 05, 2023
Ways it can be cooked.

So, what do you think people?
Can you replace this with rice for the mean time? cheesy
Would you be willing to give it a try? I sure would.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Apus: 6:33pm On Nov 05, 2023
Na.. it can't!!!

Looks like Acheke.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 6:43pm On Nov 05, 2023
Apus:
Na.. it can't!!!

Looks like Acheke.

Are you sure? It's called hungry(man) rice for a reason. cheesy

Still, attieke looks like broken rice.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Apus: 6:49pm On Nov 05, 2023
mariahAngel:


Are you sure? It's called hungry(man) rice for a reason. cheesy

Still, attieke looks like broken rice.

I like this fonio for it's protein and fiber composition. Maybe a replacement for oatmeal.
E go belleful hungry man like me be that. Will give it a try very soon.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by NoSmoking: 6:51pm On Nov 05, 2023
Too tiny

It should be fed to fowl

πŸ₯΄πŸ€•

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 6:53pm On Nov 05, 2023
NoSmoking:
Too tiny

It should be fed to fowl

πŸ₯΄πŸ€•

We never see food chop belleful, na to feed fowl? grin

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by NoSmoking: 6:58pm On Nov 05, 2023
mariahAngel:


We never see food chop belleful, na to feed fowl? grin


🀣

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by NJV: 7:13pm On Nov 05, 2023
Pls where can I get the seeds to plant? I've been looking for a cheaper substitute for my chickens. I cld give it a try if it'll help.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by ashawopikin(m): 7:44pm On Nov 05, 2023
Omo, rice no get substitute

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Treasure17(m): 7:48pm On Nov 05, 2023
Bring back our rice please.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by liminna(m): 8:10pm On Nov 05, 2023
How I built this podcast host talked with an entrepreneur selling this in the USA. I always wondered if its available in Nigeria and the local name.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 8:17pm On Nov 05, 2023
Treasure17:
Bring back our rice please.

Rice was never taken away.
Affordability for the common man is the issue.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by surrogatesng: 8:30pm On Nov 05, 2023
How is it prepared like jolof rice?
How much is it sold?

mariahAngel:
This is fonio.



What more could we ask for? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Pictures' source: Google
Cc: Nlfpmod

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by osmosis101: 8:40pm On Nov 05, 2023
If e no be rice,e no fit be rice

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by mariahAngel(f): 8:57pm On Nov 05, 2023
osmosis101:
If e no be rice,e no fit be rice

How many people fit afford to cook rice these days?

surrogatesng:
How is it prepared like jolof rice?
How much is it sold?


See. cheesy

Pic 1. Jollof fonio

Pic 2. Fonio pilaf

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by omoadeleye(m): 8:58pm On Nov 05, 2023
Make dem ship am come South West, if it looks like rice, it's definitely a rice

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Oblongata: 8:58pm On Nov 05, 2023
Omo anyhow, man must survive!!!

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Yorubafonja: 8:58pm On Nov 05, 2023
grin
Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by VinnyBaba: 8:59pm On Nov 05, 2023
NO! sad

Why waste money on Rice when we have CHEAP Garri, Sugar and Plantain in this APC/Tinubu govt! πŸ™‚πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by ILoveNG: 8:59pm On Nov 05, 2023
Rice can never be substituted
Rice can never be substituted
Rice can never be substituted
Rice can never be substituted
Rice can never be substituted
Rice can never be substituted
Not in Nigeria
We love rice
Ofada rice tried it, it still can’t replace our normal rice

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by bigiyaro(m): 8:59pm On Nov 05, 2023
Nothing can replace rice in Nigeria.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Atarakpa: 8:59pm On Nov 05, 2023
Yes nah. I learnt that in Borno they sub rice with potatoes and cassava

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by NOwazobia: 8:59pm On Nov 05, 2023
From the look, it can't replace my rice.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by chris4gold(m): 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
Ok na
Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
It looks like couscous

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by webclass(m): 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
This is a welcome development

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by inoki247: 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
Lol the way Nigerians take chop sweet Potatoes this year I no sure people eat Potatoes like that before.....



Sweet Potatoes farmers really cash out this year....

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by marlow1962(m): 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
Lol
Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by Obakoolex(m): 9:00pm On Nov 05, 2023
I still don't understand why rice will keep getting more expensive.
That's how beans was more expensive than rice in 2021.

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by bestman09(m): 9:01pm On Nov 05, 2023
Till I see it physically and taste it before I will answer your question

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Re: Fonio: Could This Be A Cheaper Substitute For Rice? (Pictures) by yeyebrity: 9:02pm On Nov 05, 2023
I think some tribes call it acha (correct me if I'm wrong). Unfortunately, the taste can never compare to rice. If it isn't rice, then forget it.

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