Teff Grain 1kg
Teff Grain 1kg. Gluten Free, High Protein & Fiber. From South Africa
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While teff is a seed and not actually a grain at all, it can be used in many of the same ways. Also, it boasts a few nutritional advantages that aren’t found in a lot of other grains as well as some universal wholegrain benefits. It’s worth asking why teff is all of the sudden surfacing as a healthy option. Teff is not new but has been relatively unknown in developing countries until now. But now that it has our full attention, we’re noticing things that make it a nice addition to a healthy diet (Percentages based on a 150g serving size of teff flour).
Teff’s mother country, Ethiopia, is famous for its long-distance runners. Some attribute the health of these runners to teff. Ethiopians get about two-thirds of their protein from this tiny grain. In 150g serving of flour made from teff, our bodies can access 25% of our daily value for protein.
Teff is a good source of fiber including resistant starch.
Teff contains no gluten.
Teff contains 69% of our daily value of magnesium.
We can access 10% of our daily value of vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin) in a serving of teff.
A serving of teff can provide 10% of our needed zinc.
And the winner is tiny teff! Teff easily leads the grains in calcium content (123 mg/1 cup cooked teff). This is almost 5 times more than whole wheat.
This is something special about teff. Most grains don’t boast vitamin C content. But teff is actually a good source of the vitamin.