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