Calories, kcal: 367 Protein, g: 13.3 Fat, g: 2.4 Carbohydrates, g: 73.1
Tef is a herbaceous annual plant of the Cereal family. It is almost a bush of stems ending in panicles covered with small grains. The color of the caryopses is white or red-brown, depending on the plant variety. The teff comes from high-altitude Ethiopia, where it is still the main grain crop.
Traditional African flatbreads, which to this day remain a staple food in eastern and southern Africa, are baked from flour into which teff is ground.
In other countries of the African continent, teff is cultivated as a fodder crop, since in the initial period of plant growth, rain is needed, which occurs only in high mountain regions (calorizer). Today teff is grown in India, Australia and the USA.
The calorie content of teff is 367 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Small teff grains have a rich chemical composition: choline, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, A, E, K and PP, useful micro- and macroelements: potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and manganese, iron, selenium, phosphorus and sodium.
The benefits of teff
Eating teff grains helps restore blood composition and prevents anemia.
Teff in cooking
Bread is made from a mixture of wheat flour and teff flour, and teff is also used to make whole grain bread.