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Teff Versus Gluten-containing flours

 

At this point, it should be clear that teff flour is a gluten-free alternative that is so packed with nutrients that it has continually been labeled as a “super-grain”.

 

For those of you that aren’t celiac or gluten-sensitive, we want to show you that teff’s amazing benefits can improve recipes with gluten-containing flours as well

 

So, how does teff compare with common gluten-containing flours?
 

 

Looking at the graph above, it is clear that just because teff is gluten-free, it isn’t lacking in nutrition compared to flours with gluten. In fact, teff has significantly more vitamins and minerals such as iron, thiamine, B6, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc!

 

The graph also shows that teff leads all of these flours in its protein content! Teff doesn’t just contain a lot of protein, but its protein is made up of all eight essential amino acids that your body uses to make, build, and repair muscles, bones, and so much more!

 

Teff is a great addition to your diet, whether you are gluten-free or trying to eat healthier and more nutritious meals.

 

The great thing about teff is that it is a versatile flour that can be included in almost any baking recipe! Teff flour can be used to substitute anywhere from ¼ to ½ of the flours called for in your breads, cookies, crepes, waffles, and pancakes.

 

Teff works best on its own in flatbreads and has been traditionally used to make Injera, a spongy sour-dough flatbread that is the staple of Ethiopian and Eritrean diets.

  

Teff’s nutritional profile make it a “must have” flour to use with other gluten-containing flours, gluten-free flours, and super-grain flours as well. Check it out and enjoy the health benefits along with Authentica Abyssinica teff’s slightly nutty taste!

  

So, try using teff flour in your meals! It brings a delicious, fine texture to your meals along with heaps of health benefits! We can help you get started with recipes and give you some general guidelines on cooking with teff!

 

Now that you know, come and re-discover the lost grain with us!

  

 

Sources:

SELF Nutrition Data | Food Facts, Information & Calorie Calculator. https://nutritiondata.self.com/.

USDA Food Composition Databases. Apr. 2018, https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/.

Nutritional Values For Common Foods And Products. https://www.nutritionvalue.org/.