Ειναι γνωστο αναμεσα στους εκτροφεις ιθαγενων οτι ο σπορος fonio paddy ( digitaria exilis ) φημιζεται για αναφορα του σε δημοσιευσεις του διαδικτυου για την αντικοκκιδιακη του δραση

πχ εδω

http://www.lavoliere.com/elevage/ali…01_english.htm

http://www.canaricultura.es/articulos/coccidiosis.htm

También se cree que el foniopaddy presenta una acción preventiva y curativa frente a la coccidiosis. Para ello la debemos de suministrar dos o tres veces a la semana dando de 5 a 10 gramos por pájaro.

http://www.rione.it/canarini/lancash…iopaddy_it.htm

Il foniopaddy ha iniziato ad essere importato in Olanda nel 2000 ed in Germania nel 2001; infatti un allevatore olandese che viveva in Uganda era riuscito a “guarire” numerosi uccelli di cattura, ammalati di varie patologie intestinali (compresa la coccidiosi), alimentandoli unicamente con erbe prative e semi, tra questi ultimi i semi di fonio. Nel suddetto “racconto” non è ben specificato come l’allevatore sia riuscito a capire che proprio il foniopaddy era responsabile di tali guarigioni.

Οσο και αν εψαξα για εγκυρη πηγη που να επιβεβαιωνει με καποια στοιχεια κατι τετοιο ,μεσω στοιχειων περα της οποιας αναφορας καποιων εκτροφεων (σε αρθρο ενος ατομου που δεν επιβεβαιωνεται απο καποιους αλλους ονομαστικα ) ή πολλων αλλων που ισως το χρησιμοποιησαν παραλληλα με φαρμακα εναντιον κοκκιδιων και ειδανε αποτελεσμα (χωρις να ξερουμε βεβαια αν ο σπορος εδρασε ή το φαρμακο …)

Ομως το παρον δεν ειναι για να αμφισβητησει τον σπορο ,απλα για να αναζητησει την αληθεια .Αληθεια και μαλιστα πολυ ενδιαφερουσα κρυβεται στην διατροφικη του συσταση !

αυτο ειναι το προφιλ του σπορου στην ιστοσελιδα

http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home

του παγκοσμιου οργανισμου για τις αγροτικες καλλιεργειες fao

http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropView?id=5329

προκειται δηλαδη για τον σπορο που καλλιεργειται κυριως στην αφρικη τον digitaria exilis

απο ερευνα σε σελιδες εγκριτες για την διατροφικη του αξια

http://fonio.cirad.fr/en/the_grain/b…al_composition

Fonio is reputed for its high sulphur amino acid (methionine and cystine) content

http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd18/7/clot18095.htm

Fonio grains are rich in methionine, cystine and other amino acids vital to human health but deficient in today’s major cereals: wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, barley and rye,

Fonio grain with its rich amounts of amino acids present in the high protein component for a cereal will be a very good feed source for poultry and pigs. The macro elements, phosphorous and potassium levels in fonio grains can be relied upon to meet the specifications for the formulation of animal diets. Fonio grains can provide adequately the trace elements (Zn, Cu, Mn and Fe) needs of monogastrics.

http://www.pan-uk.org/files/Fonio%20Health%20Claims.pdf

Amino Acids (particularly methionine and cystine)
Like other millets, fonio is widely reported to be rich in amino acids but particularly in the amino acids
methionine and cystine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 which supply sulfur and other compounds required by the body for
normal metabolism and growth. Methionine is an essential amino acid, which the body needs for health but
cannot synthesise; it can only obtain it from food. It helps the liver to process fat, and is also a methyl
donor, capable of giving off a molecule needed for a wide variety of chemical and metabolic reactions
inside our body, including the manufacture of the amino acid taurine. Cystine is a major constituent of the
proteins that make up hair, nails and skin, and is involved in major detoxification processes in the body.
Methionine levels are higher than those found in sorghum and other millets 8 9 and the amino acid is
reportedly deficient in other major cereals such as wheat, rice, barley and rye 5 10. When tested, fonio also
appeared to be richer than pearl and finger millets in phenylalamine, another essential amino acid 8. The
body needs phenylalanine to create various brain chemicals and thyroid hormones as well as tyrosine
(another amino acid that it uses to make proteins).

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf00068a053

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf00031a005

http://www.underutilized-species.org…Z_project1.pdf

Fonio is also increasingly higly prized by nutritionists because it is rich in
methionine and cystine, two amino acids vital to human health and deficient in today’s major
cereals such as wheat, rice, maize, sorghum or barley

Με λιγα λογια το fonio παροτι δεν ειναι λιπαρος σπορος αλλα κυριως αμυλουχος 80 % εχει και σχεδον 8-10 % πρωτεινες οι οποιες ομως αποτελουνται κυριως απο πολυ σημαντικα αμινοξεα θειουχα οπως η μεθειονινη και η κυστεινη που δεν υπαρχουν ευκολα σε φυτικες τροφες και ειναι πληρως απαραιτητα στη διατροφη των πτηνων ειδικα στη αναπτυξη του οργανισμου και στην πτεροροια (η κυστεινη ειναι βασικοτατη στη συνθεση του φτερωματος αλλα και των μαλλιων των ανθρωπων ) .

ομως δεν υπολειπεται και ασβεστιου -φωσφορου ωστε να διατηρουνται οι ισορροπιες σε οσους τα λαμβανουν αφου περισσεια του ενος μειωνει την απορροφηση του αλλου .επισης πολλων βιταμινων και οχι μονο

http://www.pan-uk.org/files/Fonio%20Health%20Claims.pdf

Minerals
Fonio is reputed to be richer in magnesium, zinc, and manganese than other cereals. 8 18 19 It is also
significantly richer in thiamine (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), calcium and phosphorous than white
rice. 3 4
Levels of phosphorous, an essential mineral needed by all human cells for normal function, are high 20 and
tests by the Laboratory of Food Technology and Animal Nutrition in Mali indicate that phosphorous and
potassium are major minerals in fonio grains. 13 Phosphorous is found mainly in bones and is a constituent
of many vital compounds in the body, including ATP, DNA, and phospholipids. Potassium is crucial to heart
function and plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal
digestive function, while it is also an important electrolyte.
Fonio also appears to have appreciable amounts of iron 21 and, compared to white rice, is significantly
richer in this essential mineral. 22 In one study fonio which had been cleaned, steam cooked and drum
dried contained 10.74mg iron /100g. 23 Compare this to brown rice which, in a separate study, contained
1.1 ± 0.1 mg/100 g 24 – appreciably less than fonio. However, based on a study in Mali, while levels of zinc
in fonio appear to be consistent across regions there is more variation for iron levels . 25

ενω υπαρχει και καποια ερευνα που μαλλον λεει οτι παιζει θετικοτατο ρολο στη ρυθμιση ορμονικων προβληματων του θυρεοειδους

http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article…707-8/abstract

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