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This is showing up now in health-food shops & specialty markets, but will soon be everywhere.
Teff is very high in calcium, thiamin, protein, and is gluten-free. It can be used in most baking for all or part of the wheat flour. Teff will not work well on its own in baking that depends on gluten for its structure (such as yeast-risen bread).
Interesting things about Teff
requires only 36 hours to sprout, the shortest time of any
grain. Just 1lbs of seed can grow an acre of teff, about 1 ton of
grain, in as little as 12 weeks. (100 pounds or more of wheat
grains are needed to grow an acre).
is one of the smallest grains in the world.
protein content (around 14%) is largely an easily digested albumin
(think a vegetable version of egg whites).
*language spoken in Ethiopia
To Sum Up
A handful of teff is enough to sow a typical field, and it cooks quickly, using less fuel than other foods. It thrives in both waterlogged area as well as during prolonged droughts, and they are also relatively free of many diseases that plague other crops. Teff can grow from sea level to as high as 9,000 feet.
slave just can not believe it is by chance that such a “wonder crop” is found among the poorest people on earth.