WHAT IS TEFF:
Teff is the smallest seed in the world – and the most nutritionally dense.
Naturally gluten-free, low GI and supercharged with all the good stuff – like iron, protein, calcium and other essential minerals, teff may be small in size, but it’s big in benefits.
You may be familiar with quinoa? Well, teff is a lot like that, but so much better. It leads all the seeds in the nutrient stakes and has a delicious nutty flavour that works well with sweet or savoury recipes. Think breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between. Where some gluten-free flours can be tricky to work with in the kitchen, teff flour is a bit of a star.
Super versatile and easy to use, teff flour can be substituted in to give everyday recipes a healthy, gluten-free boost. It also performs really well in baking – giving a delightful texture to everything from cakes, muffins, breads and pancakes. So the short answer is, teff is the versatile staple you need in your pantry.
What teff looks like:
Teff seed is about the size of a poppy seed and grows in a range of colours from ivory to brown. While health-wise they are all the same, the different colour seeds enjoy slightly different flavours.
Ivory teff is best described as having a slightly sweet, light chestnut-like flavour, while brown teff has a richer, earthier tone, closer to a hazelnut.
Teff Tribe offers the most comprehensive range of teff products in Australia and currently offers teff in seed, flour and flake form, plus a growing collection of baking mixes, pastas and instant porridge.
When it comes to health benefits, teff leads all the seeds.
Naturally gluten-free, and jam-packed with all the good stuff like calcium, iron, protein, resistant starch and essential minerals like magnesium and manganese, teff is something of a superstar.
It just goes to show that good things really do come in small packages! When lovingly stone-milled to flour, the entire seed is crushed – meaning it retains all of the nutritional benefits that many other seeds lose during processing.
In short, it’s a nutritional powerhouse. But most importantly, it’s delicious.