The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Fonio, Pangolagrass

Latin Name:

Digitaria sp.

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire Plant


Digitaria exilis, referred to as findi or fundi in areas of Africa, with English common names white fonio, fonio millet, and hungry rice or acha rice, is a grass species. It is high in fiber, but also has slightly elevated levels of protein and should be fed in moderation.