African artisanal grains and other ancient whole foods are stores of natural nutrition (

Ethiopian farmer winnowing artisanal tef grains (Flickr: Ryan Kilpatrick)

Starches and grains make up the bulk of most African meals, making sure that food is nutritious and filling.

Artisanal African Grains

From the delicate tef grain grown in the highlands of Ethiopia to the round, ivory fonio grains grown on the edge of Senegal’s Sahel, we explore and enjoy our discovery of artisanal grains, as well as sharing all about fufu, ugali, rice and all of the favorites.

Artisanal grains are nutritious whole foods and many African grains have more vitamins and micro-nutrients than other more common staples like wheat and rice.

African Starches

African starches like plantains and cassava, two popular ingredients in West Africa’s famous fufu, are easy to cook and prepare — even in traditional ways — at home. Come find out how, and enjoy one of Africa’s best-kept nutritional secrets!

For African recipes using traditional starches and artisanal grains, visit:

Corn and Maize
Sweet Potatoes

To learn more about the varieties and benefits of African starches and grains, explore:

About Starches and Artisanal Grains