By GMB Founder, Peta Shulman
Packed full of nutrients and gluten free goodness, I find out from our GMB Nutritionist Stephanie Malouf what makes this ancient grain so unique! If you're needing some inspiration on how to use the Teff Tribe Ivory Grain found in our July GoodnessMe Box have a look at this delicious Teff, Pumpkin, Haloumi & Mint Fritters recipe!
Whilst Teff appears to be the new favourite grain on the block it’s been staple source of carbohydrates in the Ethiopian diet for centuries. It’s the smallest grain in the world but don’t let its size fool you. It boasts a wide range of health benefits and it’s popularity is largely attributed to it being a gluten free.
Teff is a great addition to a healthy balanced diet. It contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals particularly iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and B vitamins essential for healthy bones and heart health. It’s also a high source of fibre and protein compared to other grains assisting in weight loss and digestive health.
Teff is a great alternative to your gluten containing grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Its small structure means it acts a whole-grain flour keeping its fibre and nutrients intact, unlike other flours that destroy these during the milling process. This makes it ideal for baking. Teff swells similarly to semolina making it a great base for porridge or as a thickening agent to soups and casseroles.
Variety is key to a healthy balanced diet as we can’t get all our nutrients from one food. Teff is a great addition to all other whole grains which is not only essential for a healthy balanced diet but also keeps things exciting.
GF | Serves 2