Teff is an ancient grain, which has now made it to the shelves!
Originating from Ethiopia, this little grain may be small (even the smallest grain in the world) but will give you a wonderful nutritional kick!
Teff is gluten free, and great to use for baking as substitute for any gluten free flour!
I was introduced to Teff flour last year, and it's become one of my favourites. It's definitely up there with the most used gluten free grains in my pantry. Teff flour has a slightly nutty flavour and goes really well with raw cacao powder, which is one of the reasons I love it.
Top 5 benefits of Teff:
1. High in calcium - perfect for bone health if are already limiting your dairy intake.
2. A fantastic source of resistance starch, which makes it perfect for stabilizing blood sugar levels. High in fibre, keeping you regular!
4. High in protein - contains 8 essential amino acids. A great source of nutrients that will keep you fuller for longer.
5. High in vitamins C and B's - which makes it perfect for the cooler season. It contains vitamin C for immune support, and B vitamins for energy.
Teff flour can be found in your local health food store and in some supermarkets!