Teff is an ancient grain originating in North Africa. It is a tiny grain, the size of a poppy seed, and is packed full of fibre, calcium, and iron. It’s particularly high in lysine, an amino acid that’s often lacking in other grains. Essential for the production of proteins, hormones, enzymes, collagen, and elastin, lysine also supports calcium absorption, energy production, and immune function
If you’re a fan of Ethiopian cuisine, you’ve had Teff in the form of injera—the thin and spongy pancakes served with each meal and is used in place of a fork to scoop up food from communal dishes. Teff’s malty, cocoa-like flavour also makes it amazing for sweets as well. Its flavour makes it a natural fit for any recipe involving cocoa, chocolate, brown butter, or brown sugar.
Teff Flour is a wonderful alternative to wheat, barley, and rye for those on a gluten-free diet. Teff flour will expand food choices beyond potato, corn, and rice flour!