What is Teff?

Even though a teff seed is very small, it has a lot of nutrients. Many of Ethiopia’s famous long-distance runners say Teff helps them keep going. It has also been a staple food in the Horn of Africa for a long time, where it is most often ground into flour and used to make injera, the region’s traditional flatbread. People worldwide are starting to like Teff because it is one of the so-called “ancient grains” that haven’t been changed by selective breeding or other genetic changes.

Teff is a whole grain, like barley, wheat berries, and quinoa.