Health food brand Aduna is launching a 'new superfood' to the UK: fonio.
The ancient grain will roll out in WholeFoods and Planet Organic in January, with further launches expected in 2020 through health channels.
A member of the millet family, fonio has been grown in Africa for around 5,000 years. It has a nutty flavour and couscous-like texture. With a cook time of three minutes, it can be used as an alternative to quinoa, rice or couscous in salads, soups, stir-fries or as a side dish.
Fonio is organic, vegan, naturally gluten-free, low GI, rich in iron and amino acids, and a source of zinc, vitamin B1 & B3 and phosphorus.