Ancient Grain Becomes a Modern Staple
Teff is a fine grain—about the size of a poppy seed—that comes in a variety of colors, from white and red to dark brown. It is an ancient grain from Ethiopia and Eritrea, and comprises the staple grain of their cuisines. Ground into flour, teff is used to make the traditional bread, injera: a flat, pancake-like, fermented bread that complements their exotic spices.
While it grows predominantly in these African countries, with fertile fields and ecologically-sensitive farming methods, Idaho also produces some of the best quality Teff in the world.
The Tiny Grain with Big Health Benefits:
Teff leads all the grains – by a wide margin – in its calcium content, with a cup of cooked teff offering 123mg, about the same amount of calcium as in a half-cup of cooked spinach. Teff is high in resistant starch, a newly-discovered type of dietary fiber that can benefit blood sugar management, weight control, and colon health. It’s estimated that 20-40% of the carbohydrates in teff are resistant starches. A gluten-free grain with a mild flavor, teff is a healthy and versatile ingredient for many gluten-free products.
Teff can be eaten whole and steamed, boiled, or baked as a side dish or main course. It can also be ground into flour to make an excellent gluten-free flour alternative, and can be used to make waffles, cookies, bread, crackers and an assortment of other baked goods.
- 16 oz. package
- 100% Whole Grain
- Naturally Gluten Free
- Minimally processed
- Non-GMO Verified
- By Maskal Teff / Grown in the USA
Ingredients: whole grain teff
~ Available for Local Next Day Delivery | Not eligible for return once opened
Ivory teff is sweet-tasting grain unlike any other, with a very subtle almost hazelnut-like flavor and a moist texture similar to millet (but more exotic), with the versatility of corn meal and millet.
Delicious in porridge, stews, stuffing, polenta, and pilaf, teff can be cooked alone or in combination with other grains. Teff is quick cooking --No need to pre-rinse, having passed through a series of screens after harvest. Ready in 20 minutes, teff is ideal for a fast, healthy, and satisfying meal.