Gluten Free Organic Teff Grain

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Description

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 by the Ethiopian people between 8000 and 5000 BC so is considered an ancient grain.  It was coveted by ancient Ethiopians.  This is probably because it 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.

Origin: Ethiopia

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

Nutritional Information

Organic Teff Grain (cooked) is a source of Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Teff Grain: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 426kj/101kcal 383kj/91kcal 4.54%
Fat 0.65g 0.58g 0.82%
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 19.86g 17.87g 6.87%
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 2.8g 2.52g
Protein 3.87g 3.48g 6.96%
Salt 8mg 7.20mg 0.30%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Folate 42mcg 37.80mcg 18.90%
Magnesium 50mg 45mg 15.36%
Phosphorus 120mg 108mg 15.42%
Copper 0.2mg 0.18mg 18%
Manganese 0.6mg 0.54mg 27%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

To read more about how we display our nutrition data click here

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!

Storage

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.