The Hot “New” Ancient Grain: Teff

In case you have yet to jump on the ancient grains bandwagon (think quinoa, farro and amaranth), the latest popular super grain, teff, may get you to make the leap. A grain the size of a poppy seed, teff is famous in Ethiopia as a superfood for distance runners. An excellent source of iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, and a good source of protein, teff is a great way to get more whole grains into your diet. Teff is also high in resistant starch, which may help to control blood sugar and colon health, and aid in weight management. With its sweet, molasses-like flavor, teff tastes great in pancakes, breads, and cereals.