About Teff - the next big super grain

About Teff the next big supergrain

Teff is an ancient gluten-free grain native to Ethiopia. It is the world's smallest, about the size of a poppy seed, and a member of the Eragrostic, or 'love grass', family. There are a number of varieties most easily distinguished by colour, ranging from white to a dark red.

Teff packs quite a nutritional punch. Its tiny seeds are naturally gluten-free; high in calcium, iron and protein boasting an impressive set of amino acids. It is also an excellent source of fibre, key to blood sugar management, weight control and digestive health. 

Not surprisingly teff is rapidly growing in popularity outside its native East Africa, finding its way into an increasing number of health-food shops and supermarkets across the U.S. and Europe.