Ancient Grains: Teff

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Teff: the facts

  • It's tiny: each grain is about the size of a poppy seed! It's the smallest grain in the world. So small in cannot be refined.
  • Originally cultivated in Ethiopia
  • Is naturally gluten free
  • High in fiber. The resistant starch in teff serves as a prebiotic for healthy gut flora.
  • Good source of protein with 8 amino acids
  • High in manganese, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper
  • High in B-vitamins
  • Aids in hormone balance
  • Has a nutty flavor making it a great addition to salads
  • When ground into flour it can be a substitute for wheat
  • Can be served as a breakfast porridge or like polenta

Preparing Teff:

  1. Combine 1 part Teff to 3 parts water or broth.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  4. Stir and serve.


Sources/resources for additional reading:
http://www.earthlychoice.com/teff.html
https://draxe.com/teff/
http://www.bobsredmill.com/whole-grain-teff.html

Don't forget that health happens at home,

Erin Marie

Posted on June 26, 2017 and filed under Nutrition Nibbles.