Teff Berries

Teff Berries

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

Teff Berries is a Super Grain so it contains complete proteins
Teff Berries is Gluten Free
Fiber Content: 4.0 grams per 0.5 cup


Teff Berries Cooking Times

Cooking Ratio
Stove Top
Electric Pressure Cooker
Stove Top Pressure Cooker
15 Minutes
2 Minutes
3 Minutes

The Electric Pressure Cooker is Chef Brad’s favorite pan for cooking breakfast cereals. It cooks fast and turns to a keep warm mode. Grains stay hot and in perfect condition for hours when cooked using the electric pressure cooker.

Most grains do well in the pressure cooker. Natural release method is recommended. Meaning after suggested cooking time turn off heat and let the pressure come down naturally.


Recipes Using Teff