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Gluten Free Organic Teff Grain

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Organic Teff Grain is a ‘pseudo grain’ (it’s faking it – teff’s a seed really! but shhh…)

Is organic teff grain new to you?  These small reddish brown seeds look similar to alfalfa seed but can be cooked into a consistency similar to cous cous.  Our organic Teff Grain is certified gluten free and has a mild nutty flavour.  It is rich in a range of vitamins and minerals.

Teff was one of the earliest foods domesticated in Ethiopia between 8000 and 5000 BC.   It is considered an ancient grain.  Teff was coveted by ancient Ethiopians and is still a very popular grain used daily in households across Ethiopia.  The most popular dish made with this grain is called Injera.  Injera is a flatbread made with fermented teff and it is eaten daily with lunch and dinner in Ethiopia.   Teff is a rich source of nutrition and one 90g serving is a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese.

Gluten rich options such as cous cous or pasta often need to be replaced and this is where options like Teff, Quinoa, Amaranth and Buckwheat are becoming more popular.  Teff makes a great option and it can be used in a whole host of recipes and you can easily grind it down to a flour and use it in a wide range of baking recipes.

Ingredients: Organic Brown Teff Grain

Origin: Ethiopia/Spain/Netherlands

Allergy Information: Packed on premises that handles tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts, celery, mustard


Nutritional Information


Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1478kj/350kcal
Fat 2.9g
of which saturates 0.72g
Carbohydrate 67.7g
of which sugars 1.44g
Fibre 7.1g
Protein 9.6g
Salt 0.00187g

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat up a spoonful of oil
  2. Add teff and coat in the oil
  3. Add enough water to just cover the surface of the teff
  4. Simmer gently for up to 10 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and allow to sit
  6. Gently fluff up the surface and enjoy!


For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.


Family Tip:

  1. If you want a new addition to your porridge why not try using teff as a replacement for oats, or try half and half.
  2. Cooked teff goes well in summer salads for added texture and nutrition.
  3. Grind teff grain down into a fine flour and use it in baking recipes.