Every year we seem to become obsessed about a new ingredient which is praised to enhance diets and makes great substitute for some old unhealthy habits. One year it was quinoa, the other year it was chia seeds and 2018 seems to be the year of teff. Often times these trendy super ingredients are well known in other cultures and have been consumed since the ancient times. But, how come we seem to just find out about teff? Its largely because of a great Hackney based company called The Happy Tummy Co. which delivers your freshly baked teff bread right to your door for a small price. They care about the gut health and support the battle with IBS which are enough reasons for us to support them as a great local London business to support.
Important to note that the export of this ancient Ethiopian grain was banned for many years due to protecting the cost of it in the country its indigenous to as it covers a large amount of the Ethiopian diet. However, in the recent years Ethiopian officials decided to allow its export with the help of new agricultural techniques. There is some negative narrative around mass consumption of these ancient grains and paying extra attention to whether it has been sustainably sourced is encouraged.
Teff is a small but highly nutritious grain. It can be used to make gluten-free flat bread (Injera) and biscuits as well as being a perfect ingredient for your porridge. It is also high in resistant starch just like potatoes which feeds the healthy bacteria in our gut flora and can support the insulin sensitivity. This small grain can replace the white flour in your kitchen easily.
For all the health benefits and how to place an order, visit The Happy Tummy Co. website.