Teff is thought to have originated circa 4000 BC. Its seeds were found in an Egyptian pyramid that dates to approximately 3300 BC. In fact, teff was so revered 55 centuries ago, they placed with pharaoh’s in pyramids as their “last food.”
Supposedly, the name Teff is derived from the Amhraic word “Teffa”, which means “lost”, to show that it is something difficult to trace. Again, Teff is the tiniest known grain in the world.
It’s the super tiny grain with the not-so-tiny power. Teff, which is grown in Ethiopia and used to make injera (the sourdough flatbread), is a small grain with a long list of health benefits. Here are eight reasons why you need more teff in your life.
Teff [Eragrostis tef] is the only fully-domesticated member of the genus Eragrostis (lovegrass). Its name is often assumed to be related to the word “lost” in Amharic – because of the tiny size (less than 1mm diameter – similar to a poppy seed) of its seeds.