Heard of teff, but not sure what all the fuss is about? You may know it’s a ‘superfood’ but what does that really mean? Well, when it comes to health benefits, teff leads all the grains. It may be the smallest grain in the world, but it packs an almighty punch in the nutrient stakes.
Naturally gluten-free, and jam-packed with all the good stuff like calcium, iron, protein, resistant starch and essential minerals like magnesium and manganese, teff is something of a superstar. It just goes to show that good things really do come in small packages! When lovingly stone-milled to flour, the entire grain is crushed – meaning it retains all of the nutritional benefits that many other grains lose during processing.
In short, it’s a nutritional powerhouse. But most importantly, it’s delicious.
Teff is an excellent source of plant protein with a great combination of eight essential amino acids – including lysine – needed for the body’s growth and repair.
Being low GI and consisting of up to 40% resistant starches, teff can aid weight loss, help lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels and aid digestion.
One of the most common deficiencies in the world, iron is essential for healthy blood, brain development and a well functioning immune system.
Boasting the highest levels for a grain, teff is a great alternative calcium source for those who can’t consume dairy which helps to strengthen bones.
and many other essential minerals like manganese, copper and zinc which help promote good health and wellness and are vital for maintaining optimal body function.