Buy farina for breakfast here
Farina is a finely or coarsely ground flour made from the starchy portion of any grain or indeed root or tuber. Farina is widely eaten all over Africa. The term is of Italian origin, but well describes many components of traditional African foods.
A list of such flours or starchy product would be almost endless in Africa … from ground grains of sorghum, millet, maize, wheat, barley, rice, to flours made from yam, cocoyam, plantain, potato, cassava, and other tubers and roots, providing varying texture and complexities of carbohydrates.
Farina comes in a variety of form … breakfast cereals to flours used in making puddings as well as what Africans call fufu, eaten with soup. We shall briefly describe the most popular forms of farina here.
Are you looking for wheat farina? This is made from the endosperm of wheat which is finely ground and sieved to produce a smooth flour ready to be boiled with water or milk as breakfast cereal.
Creamy wheat farina is sold in many supermarkets across the United States and many western countries. Studies have shown that wheat farina combined with oat bran helps in the control of blood glucose in diabetics.
So if you are a type 2 diabetic, a breakfast of wheat farina with oat bran may be what you need to control your sugar level in the morning.
You can buy farina here or get your breakfast wheat farina from Amazon
While most farina in the west is made from wheat, potato farina is commonly sold in most African shops. This starch is different from the common potato starch, as extra care and purification goes into the production of farina from potato.
This can be further processed into semolina macaroni and other forms of pasta and spaghetti.
We stock potato starch farina here. Click to buy farina made from potato here. We stock 500g, 1.5kg to 5kg farina from time to time.
Continue shopping at your African food shop.