A few years ago, the US National Research Council declared that teff had the potential to ‘boost nutrition’, in addition to supporting ‘sustainable landcare’. So what is it about this grain that offers such great health benefits?
Quite simply, teff is a true ‘super-food’. It contains calcium, iron and a multitude of other essential minerals, which all combine to help promote a healthier body. It also contains plenty of digestion-improving fibre and protein.
Aside from being high in iron, calcium, protein and folic acid, teff is also sugar-free. It’s also widely recognised as one of the best forms of bread for coeliac disease sufferers and for those with wheat intolerances, as it’s completely gluten free.