What is teff and what inspired you to create Teff Tribe?
Teff is the world’s smallest grain – and the most nutritionally dense. We came across teff by chance on a café menu – and after a little of our own research saw a a great opportunity to bring this versatile and highly nutritious grain into the mainstream. Here was a highly nutritious grain that had fantastic versatility in the kitchen – plus tastes amazing – and yet no one knew about it!
What are the health benefits to eating teff?
Where to start… Teff is naturally gluten-free, low GI and literally jam-packed with all the good stuff – like iron, protein, calcium and other essential minerals like magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc. Being full of resistant starch, teff is FODMAP friendly and is great for digestion and gut-health. It’s a great source of energy and keeps you fuller for longer – plus it can be worked into just about any recipe for a healthy boost to day-to- day eating.
It seems like such a versatile product, what is your favourite recipe with Teff products?
It’s incredibly versatile – which is one of things we love about it. It has a mild nutty flavour which lends itself to sweet or savoury recipes – and it can be used in so many different ways. The team is a little divided on the favourite recipes, but teff porridge is such a great breakfast option that it’s pretty hard to beat… those pancakes though…
Tell us more about the products in the Teff Tribe range?
Teff Tribe’s core product range consists of our brown and ivory grain & flour. From there we have developed a range of bakemixes and instant porridges that are as good for you as they taste:
Teff Tribe Brown Grain
Teff Tribe Brown Flour
Teff Tribe Ivory Grain
Teff Tribe Ivory Flour
Teff Pancake Mix (Sweet or Savoury)
Fudgey Teff & Cacao Brownie Mix
Express Porridge – in 3 flavours
Mango Goji & Chia
Wildberry & Coconut.
We source our teff grain from a number of Fair Trade fams in South Africa and the Netherlands and then stonemill them here in Australia to a fine flour to ensure highest quality. All of our products are then lovingly formulated here in Australia.
Where can we purchase the Teff range from?
We have a full online store at teffribe.com.au – but are also now stocked in over 400 stores across the country. Our website has a handy postcode locator to help you find your nearest Teff Tribe stockist.
Teff pancakes: Savoury or Sweet?
Hmmm tough one. Our household is divided. I love savoury (recipe listed below) – but the pancakes topped with greek yoghurt, fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup & a few nuts and seeds is a definite crowd pleaser.
Which savoury toppings would you go for on the Teff Pancake mix?
To me it doesn’t get better than smoked salmon! Simply top a serve of pancakes with ½ sliced avocado, a few slices of smoked salmon, a dollop of crème fraiche, then add a sprinkle of chopped dill and a squeeze of lemon. Yum!
For more recipes visit: Tefftribe.com.au/recipes