The Tiny Grain with Big Health Benefits

Teff leads all the grains – by a wide margin – in its calcium content, with a cup of cooked teff offering 123mg, about the same amount of calcium as in a half-cup of cooked spinach. Teff is high in resistant starch, a newly-discovered type of dietary fiber that can benefit blood sugar management, weight control, and colon health. It’s estimated that 20-40% of the carbohydrates in teff are resistant starches. A gluten-free grain with a mild flavor, teff is a healthy and versatile ingredient for many gluten-free products.

Entertaining Teff Trivia

Did you know that…

  • Eragrostis tef (or Maskal Teff) borrows its name from Greek, to mean “the grass of love” from eros – love, and agrostis – grass?

  • For its survival, teff uses a type of photosynthesis, called Carbon 4, which developed early in the ice ages and allows teff to be most efficient in temperatures as high as those of the human body, as opposed to wheat whose optimal temperature is at 60° F?

  • One pound of teff can produce up to one ton of grain in only 12 weeks? This amount is hundreds of times smaller than that required for planting wheat. This productive potential and minimal time and seed requirements have protected the Ethiopians from hunger when their food supply was under attack from numerous invaders in the past.

  • Three thousand grains of teff weigh one gram?


Local fresh Ethiopian cuisine for everyone

Sheba Authentic Ethiopian Restaurant is located conveniently off of Nicholson Lane in Rockville, Maryland.Sheba, one of Rockville’s leading ethnic dining establishments, is proud to announce its grand opening. Each of the items – Doro wot (Chicken Stew), Beef Tibs, are perfectly cooked and accented with authentic spices & ingredients. Sheba's dishes paired with an extensive wine list are a testament to the expertise and passion that have made it a first. There’s a strong emphasis on long-simmered flavorful dishes. Here, guests can experience The art of Ethiopian dining. The menu’s courses encourage sharing and enjoyment of many exciting flavors. The extra care taken is what this cuisine is ultimately about. Try several small plates, or the sampler # 1(for meat eaters) or the vegan friendly sampler a dream for any Ethiopian food lover. Rich, long-simmered flavors are abundantly present in the Tibs Key Wot. Guests can also enjoy dishes with the freshest produce carefully sourced through local area Farmers Markets, and more. Pre-dessert options include Ethiopian honey wine.

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