Teff is a gluten-free grain with a mild flavor.
Teff leads all the grains – by a wide margin – in its calcium content, with a cup of cooked teff offering 123 mg, about the same amount of calcium as in a half-cup of cooked spinach. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, a nutrient not commonly found in grains.
Teff can benefit blood-sugar management, weight control, and colon health.
Since teff is too small to process, teff is always eaten in its whole form. It’s been estimated that Ethiopians get about two-thirds of their dietary protein from teff. Many of Ethiopia’s famed long-distance runners attribute their energy and health to teff.
Teff is easy to cook and can be incorporated in to breakfast, lunch or dinner.