Protein – Teff’s mother country, Ethiopia, is famous for its long-distance runners. Some attribute the health of these runners to Teff. In 150g serving of flour made from Teff, our bodies can access 25% of our daily value for protein.
Fiber – Teff is a good source of dietary fiber including resistant starch which is a recently discovered class of fiber that helps us manage blood sugar, weight, and, colon health.
Gluten-Free – Teff contains no gluten and thus can provide many of the health benefits and food that we’re used to without damaging our digestive system.
Magnesium – Teff is good news for our muscular, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. It contains 69% of our daily value of magnesium. Magnesium can help us avoid things like migraines, heart attacks, and diabetes.
Vitamin B6 – We can access 10% of our daily value of vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin) in a serving of Teff. Vitamin B6 helps out all over the place. It is important for cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular, and nervous system function.
Zinc – An ally to our immune systems and genetic code. It helps us fight off disease and builds proteins. A serving of Teff can provide 10% of our needed Zinc.
Calcium – Teff easily leads the grains in calcium content (123 mg/1 cup cooked Teff). This is almost 5 times more than whole wheat. We all know what that means for our bones and teeth!
Vitamin C – Most grains don’t boast vitamin C content. But Teff is actually a good source of the vitamin so crucial to our immune system, body tissues, and skeletal system.
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