Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham are big fans of this gluten free grain.
It was time for a new sheriff in town. Kale, quinoa or any other well-known superfoods, please go home. The spotlight is teff’s. But what is teff, you will wonder? It’s a grain from Ethiopia, a highly nutritional one, has been around for over 4,000 years and It’s very small; three thousand grains of teff weigh just one gram.
Benefits of eating teff
1. Rich in calcium. This grain has decent amounts of calcium; a cup of cooked teff will give you as much calcium as half a cup of cooked spinach.
2. Is gluten-free. Gluten is found in most wheat products and it causes allergic reactions in some people. So if you are wheat sensitive, you can eat teff as an alternative.
3. Rich in fiber. Fiber is extremely healthy for your digestive system. If you suffer from constipation eating foods rich in fiber will help you with this problem. Also fiber from teff creates a satiated effect which will help you to lose weight.
4. Source of iron. An advantage of eating teff is that the iron from it, is easily absorbed by the body.
5. Is high in protein. Teff serves as a complete source of protein, which is an uncommon finding amongst plant foods.
6. It contains vitamin C. A nutrient not found in grains. Also, teff is an important source of water soluble vitamins, especially vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.
7. Relieves stress. Contains thiamine, which helps nervous and cardiovascular function. One cup of teff has over 50% of the daily recommended dose of thiamine.
So, if you want to eat healthier, or you got bored of quinoa and you want a new substitute or simply you want to be in trend with the celebrities, try teff.
Until now I haven’t try this grain, but after I read so much interesting things about it and I shared it with you I definitely want to try it. Now my worry is that I’m not sure what I want to cook with it. A cookie, bread or just a plain side dish? Maybe, all? We’ll see!