Teff

grain-teff[1]Yet another of the super grains, gluten-free teff is one of the nutritious giants. It is much higher in iron and calcium than wheat, rice, millet, or oats. It is also a rich souce of other minerals including magnesium, boron, copper, phosphorus, and zinc.

Teff is the smallest grain in the world, so tiny it takes 150 teff seeds to equal the weight of a single wheat kernel. Because it is so tiny, the entire grain must be milled for there’s no way to remove the germ or the husk.

Teff has been the “rice and wheat” of Ethiopia for centuries.

Teff now comes in three colors: red, brown, and white. White is the most delicate and the mildest of the three. Even though it is white, it is not processed. The red and brown teff have a richer, nuttier flavor. Teff is used to boost nutritional value in such foods as meat loaves and muffins.

Use teff in salads, side dishes, cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, waffles, and breads.

*For nutritional content and recipes see the book “Those Wonderful Grains-2nd Edition,” by Chef Brad

Nutritional Information

Fiber Content: grams per cup

 

Teff Usage

Salad
Soup
Yeasted Breads
Pancakes & Pastries
Cookies & Treats
Meat Substitutes
Non-Yeasted
Breads & Cakes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

 

Recipes Using Teff

Category: Grain Details     Post Date: December 29, 2015

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