The sourceThe plant is called Williams lovegrass or annual bunch grass, which is a species of lovegrass native to the Horn of Africa, notably what is today modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea. The edible seeds is called Teff that has been a part of the Ethiopian diet for thousands of years, but an untapped super food here in the states.
Some of the best quality teff in the world is produced in the country.
- It's Gluten-Free and easy to digest which makes it a great option for people with Celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities.
- It's packed with Calcium. In addition to improving bone health, calcium is known to relieve PMS symptoms.
- It's high in Fiber. Teff flour contains five times as much fiber as wheat flour
Teff is sold both as a grain as well as flour.
Teff flour is fantastic for most cookie, pancake or quick bread recipes or even waffles. The flour has a lovely, chocolate color, a complex, appealing flavor, and a fine grain that blends well and creates baked goods with a crispy, substantial texture that is never tough or heavy.