Teff, which is grown in Ethiopia and used to make injera (the sourdough flatbread), is a small grain with a long list of health benefit. Arti Patel published an article on Huffington Post why you should add Teff grain in your diets.
High Nutritional Value
Teff is high in protein with a great combination of eight essential amino acids needed for the body’s growth and repair. (Click here to see Debab Restaurant’s specialties to taste Injera Bread)
Teff is a gluten-free grain so it can be a great alternative for those living with celiac disease, having gluten intolerance or choosing a gluten-free lifestyle. (You can order your gluten free plate at Debab Restaurant located in 952 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring MD)
Better Manage Blood Sugars
If you’re diabetic, you might want to consider adding teff to your diet to control blood sugar levels. Teff contains approximately 20 to 40 per cent resistant starches and has a relatively low glycemic index (GI) that can help diabetics better regulate their sugar levels.
It Will Make You Go
Teff is also great for helping you go. The fibre content in this tiny little grain can help you regulate your bowel movements and keep you feeling fuller longer.
Low In Sodium
Teff is also great for those seeking to lower their blood pressure and maintain a heart healthy diet.
Low In Fat
Naturally, this grain is very low in saturated fat.
You Can Do A Lot With It
Part of eating a nutritionally adequate diet is being able to incorporate superfoods like teff into all of your meals. Teff is a versatile grain and can be eaten whole, steamed, boiled or baked. Today, teff is found in a variety of products like pancakes, breads, cereals, snack bars and many other foods. Traditionally, it is used to make Ethiopian injera (sourdough bread).
It Tastes Great
Looking very much like poppy seeds, teff has a nutty, grainy taste and texture that can add dimension to your recipes and cooking. Most Ethiopian platters are served on injera bread. (Read the full article at Huffington Post)
You can enjoy the taste and get the benefits of Teff at Debab Restaurant.
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