You might have noticed a new ingredient on the menu this week, and we’re here to tell you all about it! Introducing: Teff!
Teff is a super small whole grain from Africa. It is about the size of a sesame seed, and looks a lot like millet or quinoa. It comes in a variety of colors – including white, red, and dark brown – and hails from Ethiopia. This ancient cereal grass is cultivated almost exclusively in Ethiopia, and is primarily used to make flour for the traditional teff flatbreads, called injera. (Naturally gluten-free!)
We’re using teff this week to boost the nutritional value of the vegan “meat” balls in our White Bean Tahini Couscous!
This mini grain boasts high levels of dietary fiber, iron, protein, and calcium. Due to its small size, it cooks faster than both quinoa and millet, making it both healthy and environmentally friendly!
And now you know all about teff!