Relatively unknown in the west, Teff is a small, heirloom grain discovered and harvested in Ethiopia. Teff comes in a variety of colors and features a mild earthy flavor. While Teff may be considered exotic in the west, it has been harvested for thousands of years in eastern cultures for its versatility, delicious flavor, and the great nutrition it provides. Teff flour is the traditional base for the classic Ethiopian and Eritrean flatbread Injera.
Teff contains 20% to 40% resistant starches and has a low glycemic index (GI) rating – this makes it a great choice for diabetics to help manage blood sugar. The high fiber content of teff is great for regulating digestion, helping relieve issues with diarrhea and constipation.