Brown Teff Flour
Teff Flour is milled from teff, a tiny, brown variety of millet that plays an important role in the cuisines of North Africa and has a sweet, nutty flavor, similar to hazelnuts.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Teff (Eragrostis tef), a type of millet, is the world's tiniest cereal grain, about the size of a poppy seed. Teff can range in color from dark brown to red to ivory, with the darker varieties having an earthier taste. Teff has a sweet, nutty flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts. Teff Flour is great for baking and as a thickening agent for soups and sauces.
The word "teff" comes from "teffa," meaning "lost" in Amharic, because the seeds are so small, they're easily lost. Teff Flour plays an important role in the cuisines of North Africa where it is a primary source of nutrition for more than two-thirds of Ethiopians. It is used to prepare the spongy Ethiopian flatbread injera.
Teff can thrive in soil conditions ranging from drought-stricken to waterlogged, and is relatively unsusceptible to disease, making it a dependable crop.
Although small, Teff is a nutritional giant, made up only of bran and germ. It is high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, calcium and iron. It is also high in vitamin C, a nutrient that is rare in grains. Teff also contains more protein than wheat, and is especially high in lysine, an amino acid that is essential for muscle repair. Teff has no gluten, making it a very healthy choice for people with Celiac disease or wheat allergies.
Our Teff Flour is a delicious secret weapon for gluten-free baking. With its slightly sweet flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts, it lends itself perfectly to this hazelnut-studded shortbread cookie.