Teff: Remember the name, because it is the newest trend for a balanced life – eating well and living healthy.
Teff is a special plant from Ethiopia and teff flour is the perfect substitute for conventional flours. Until recently, teff was virtually unknown in Europe or America, but suddenly it has appeared on the market with the intent to show quinoa, couscous and amaranth what it is made of. Find out all the important things you need to know about teff on our website and make a start to a better way of living.

Advantages of Teff

Gluten-free
Be it the whole grain or as flour, is absolutely gluten-free and so it's the perfect substitute for people who suffer from a gluten intolerance.  

 

Low in fat
If you want to live healthy you should take care of the fat you consume in your diet. Saturated fats are hidden in a lot of products and they are a main reason for one to gain weight. 

 

Low in sodium
Your body needs sodium, that’s true, but only in small doses. And because sodium is already contained in so many products we consume daily, you are in fact overdosed with sodium for most of the time. You should always try to avoid sodium in high doses. Teff is here once again a loyal companion for your diet, because it is extremely low in sodium and poses no burden for your cardiovascular system.

 

Keeps blood sugar low
Especially for diabetics, teff is a reliable helper for your diet, because its seeds contain about 20 to 30 percent of resistant starches, which can help diabetics to control their blood sugar levels perfectly. If you suffer from this disease, you know what we are talking about. Even if you are not affected by diabetes you can still take advantage of this specific trait, because when it comes to teff you will never have to worry.

Teff Flour and Teff Grain

Teff flour
This easily digested flour with its unique and mild flavour supplies the basis of one of the main dishes in Ethiopia – the traditional “Injera”, a low-calorie flat bread which is filled with all different kinds of ingredients. Due to the fact that teff is gluten-free it is the perfect substitute for conventional cereals which are used to make pizza dough, bread and many other kinds of baked goods.

Teff grain
The teff grain is available in either natural or shredded. These can be found in health food shops or well-resourced supermarkets with an organic department. It is a real energy supplier! You can have it in the morning as a muesli/porridge or you can sprinkle it on top of your salad in the evening — teff can be used for every meal and you benefit from its ingredients! Competitive athletes have been favouring this tiny grain for decades — especially the long distance runners from Ethiopia. It might well be the secret to why Ethiopians always outrun their competitors in marathons!

Check Out Our Teff Recipes!

Regardless of which teff product you choose to use. We have put together basic to advanced teff flour and teff grain recipes. You might even be inspired to create your own variation of the recipes and see what you can do with the Ethiopian wondergras. If you think teff can only be used for African dishes, your wrong! Teff can do much much more. Due to it's gluten-free nature, you can use teff and the teff recipes as the perfect substitute for meals and snacks which usually contain gluten. The gluey gluten is an ingredient which is contained in a lot of products in our western world. This can cause major problems for people who are intolerant or allergic to gluten. And because teff is not only gluten-free, but also rich in many mineral nutrients.

If you have cooked or bakes something special with teff at home, don't hesitate to contact us and we can feature the recipe on our recipe page! 

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