Why Eat Teff:
This grain has a very high calcium content, and contains high levels of phosphor, iron, copper and thiamin (B1). It’s a wonderful gluten-free option is looking for something other than rice or quinoa.
Teff flour can be used as a substitute for part of the flour in baked goods, or the uncooked grain added or substituted for part of the seeds, nuts, or other small grains. Due to its small size, only 1/2 Cup of teff is needed to replace 1 cup of sesame seeds.
Teff is a good thickener for soups, stews, gravies, and puddings and can also be used in stir-fry dishes, and casseroles. Teff may be added to soups or stews in either of two ways:
1) Add them, uncooked to the pot a half-hour before serving time, or
2) add them cooked to the pot 10 minutes before serving.
Cooked teff can be mixed with herbs, seeds, beans or tofu, garlic, and onions to make grain burgers.
The seeds can also be sprouted and the sprouts used in salads and on sandwiches.