Redland’s Ranch Market is stocked with the increasingly popular grain of East Africa. Teff grain hails from Ethiopia
but has caught the eye of countries around the world. Though small in size, teff is packed with minerals and protein. It’s even gluten-free!
Teff is gaining recognition among elite athletes, particularly runners. It is a significant source of iron- a mineral commonly lacking in female distance runners. And as a whole grain, teff provides a great source of energy before a taxing workout. But you don’t have to be an Olympian to benefit from teff. It is an excellent source for protein and other minerals. The grain is also composed of a particular fiber that is linked to health benefits such as low blood sugar. And if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, this is the grain for you!
What is Teff Grain?
Teff comes in variants of black, brown and white poppy seed-sized granules. It is often ground into flour and used to make the traditional flat, spongy, and sour tasting bread of Ethiopia called injera. Rich with minerals and protein, this unique-tasting grain is a staple of East Africa. And now it’s turning the heads of athletes, health enthusiasts and those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
How do I use it?
Teff is versatile and delicious! Though it is most commonly used in Ethiopia for injera, (which you ought to try if you like unique and bold flavors!) teff can be incorporated into your diet in several ways. Make a variety of gluten-free bread, add it to your oatmeal or granola, or even serve it up in your pancakes! The possibilities are limitless! Check out a full list of recipes here and get creative with your use of teff.
But don’t just take our word for it! With increased demand, the Redlands Ranch Market has stocked its shelves with this favorite grain, ready for you to try at home. Find teff in large bags that will sustain your family’s needs for many meals, or in our bulk section to get just as much as you need. For teff and other international goods, make sure to stop by Redlands Ranch Market. Your most unique ingredients from around the world are found here!