Teff (Eragrostistef) is a native Ethiopian grain which is the smallest known grain in the world, packed full of nutrition. Teff is an ancient ‘super food’ often described as ‘the new Quinoa’, that is popular with GF consumers, vegans, and vegetarians. Teff is a low fodmap food and is naturally high in Prebiotics, which are essential for a healthy gut!
Out of all the gluten free grains, Teff punches far above its weight in impressive nutritional benefits. It’s higher in protein than wheat, high in iron, calcium and contains all eight essential amino acids. It also has more calcium, fibre, zinc and thiamine than it’s Andean counterpart, quinoa. Teff does have a higher carbohydrate content however that’s mainly made up of resistant starch – a highly underrated dietary fibre that’s excellent for blood sugar balance and gut health. It basically feeds your friendly gut bacteria, which in turn increases the production of short-chain fatty acids like butyrate – which improves the function of your digestive system. (source https://www.movenourishbelieve.com/nourish/what-is-teff)