Teff is a small, gluten-free grain with a long list of health benefits. It’s a species of lovegrass native to Ethiopia, where it’s an important grain and used to make injera.
Between 8,000 and 5,000 B.C., the people of the Ethiopian highlands were among the first to domesticate plants and animals for food, and teff was one of the earliest plants domesticated. Teff is grown by over six million farming households in Ethiopia. Teff is believed to originate in Ethiopia and Eritrea between 4,000 B.C. and 1,000 B.C.
The grain is gaining popularity internationally lately because of its gluten-free option that boasts a number of health benefits. It’s known to naturally balance hormone levels, boost immunity, stimulate digestion, strengthen bones, and promote cardiovascular health and aid weight loss.