Teff... “healthier cereal”!
Teff is a grass with a tiny, dark or ivory seed, less than one millimeter in diameter, similar to that of poppy.
Ethiopian and Eritrean nomadic peoples, thanks to its small sizes, disseminate it and spread 3,000 years of experience in its cultivation. A handful is enough to get a field, less prone to diseases in comparison to other cereals, quick cooking.
Tiny cereal and superfood: teff a gluten free alternative to wheat
Teff is considered a superfood and it is increasingly widespread in Europe. Coming from Ethiopia where is cultivated and consumed since thousands of years.
Calcium richest cereal
Great source of fiber, 12% protein (including essential amino acids such as lysine), and high carb content: 60% compared to 55% of wheat (pay attention in case of diabetes and sugar control regime).
Ethiopian’s famed distance runners credit teff for their endurance.
Great dietary fiber content
Not just precious minerals but also satiating power. High content of dietary fiber slows down blood glucose level: integral part of nutritional plans for renowned athletes and loved by count calories celebrities like
Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham, the “Posh Spice” of the 80s.!
Higher nutrient content in comparison to other cereals, such as wheat, corn and barley.
Rich in essential fatty acids, high content of minerals (iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium), proteins and vitamins. Containing essential amino acids and high fiber content, low glycemic index (help in keeping blood glucose level stable). Good for muscles and bones thanks to high lysine and calcium contants.