The good news is that it does have all 8 essential amino acids making it a good source of protein and that it does NOT have gluten so that those looking for extra foods to include on their gluten free diet should give Teff a try.
And if that does not convince you to try it then how about the fact that it is high in both vitamin C and in Calcium?
Teff is a traditional food in Ethiopia and Eritrea and has been cultivated and eaten for thousands of years.
In 1996, the US National Research Council characterized Teff as having the “potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable land care http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eragrostis_tef
With a cooking time of 15 to 20 minutes and a mild taste Teff has found its way into many types of recipes. Although as a staple food comparable to Quinoa, cous cous or rice it can be used in curries, stews, casseroles and spicy Mexican foods it is used in porridge, cereals, breads, pancakes – when you use Teff flour then the sky is the limit.
Traditional Ethiopian Teff Injera (Gluten-Free) at Celiac.com
Chocolate Bread by Gluten Free Girl
Teff Crepes with Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms at the Whole Grains Council
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Teff photo International Potash Institute