Teff is the smallest seed in the world – and the most nutritionally dense.
Naturally gluten-free, low GI and supercharged with all the good stuff – like iron, protein, calcium and other essential minerals, teff may be small in size, but it’s big in benefits.
Teff can be eaten as a grain – in everything from porridge to salads and desserts, or used as a flour in baking. You may be familiar with quinoa? Well, teff is a lot like that, but so much better… It leads all the grains in the nutrient stakes and has a delicious nutty flavour that works well with sweet or savoury recipes. Think breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between. Where some gluten-free flours can be tricky to work with in the kitchen, teff flour is a bit of a star.
Super versatile and easy to use, teff flour can be substituted in to give everyday recipes a healthy, gluten-free boost. It also performs really well in baking – giving a light, fluffy finish to everything from cakes, muffins, breads and pancakes. So the short answer is, teff is the versatile staple you need in your pantry. Find out more about teff’s health benefits and check out our recipes page for delicious ideas & inspiration.
What it looks like
Teff grain is about the size of a poppy seed and grows in a range of colours from ivory to brown. While health-wise they are all the same, the different colour grains enjoy slightly different flavours
Ivory is best described as having a slightly sweet, light chesnut-like flavour, while brown teff has a richer, earthier tone, closer to a hazelnut.
Teff Tribe offers the most comprehensive range of teff products in Australia and currently offers teff in grain, flour and flake form, plus a growing collection of baking mixes and ready to eat products.