Teff is one of the earliest domesticated plants – an ancient cereal. It’s believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4000 BC and 1000 BC. It is a multipurpose crop that is vital for the Ethiopian diet and culture.
Teff is super rich in protein, providing two-thirds of the daily protein intake in Ethiopia. It has the highest calcium level of any grain by a significant margin; a cup of cooked teff contains 123mg of calcium, which is roughly equivalent to a half-cup of cooked spinach. Resistant starch, a recently discovered kind of dietary fiber that can help with blood sugar control, weight loss, and colon health, is abundant in teff. Teff is also a useful and healthy ingredient for many gluten-free products.
Simple Kneads bakes gluten-free vegan bread with organic gluten-free ancient grains into the yummiest, most nutritious sourdough loaves – European style artisan and top nine allergen-free, it’s the new thing! Revolutionary!
Dating back to the time of Kaiser Wilhelm, our sourdough starter is over 130 years old! We took a small amount years ago and fed it gluten-free grains to make gluten-free sourdough in the most old-fashioned way.