Many people struggle with the need to maintain a gluten-free diet. Currently, such people are much easier to stock up on appropriate food than a dozen or so years ago. There are specialized stores that offer healthy and organic food to their customers. Unfortunately, the range of gluten-free products is relatively narrow, which condemns people forced to maintain such a diet to boredom in the kitchen. However, there is Teff for sale, which is a great product recommended not only for gluten-free people, but also for everyone who cares about health and a balanced diet.
What is Teff?
Miłka Abyssinian , also known as teff or Abyssinian grass, is a cereal plant from the family of grasses. In natural conditions, it occurs in north-eastern Africa, it has been cultivated for almost four and a half thousand years. This gluten-free grain is very durable - it perfectly tolerates home storage conditions. Pests are extremely rare in it, and it is also not very susceptible to fat becoming rancid. The grains of this plant, between its various cultivars, may vary in color, ranging in color from milky-white, through red, to black. The darker the seeds of Abyssinian love, the more intense its aromaticity. The world's largest producer of teff is Ethiopia, where it is considered the basic and indispensable component of the diet of professional marathon runners. It is also grown in South Africa, Kenya, the USA, Canada and Australia.
Why is Abyssinian love worth eating?
The properties of Abyssinian love are amazing. It contains large amounts of fiber, valine (an amino acid), calcium, iron and folic acid, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. It also contains a lot of methionine, cysteine and, compared to other grains, a lot of lysine. Teff is also a rich source of magnesium, essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Magnesium helps reduce stress, tired muscles and efficient thinking. In addition, it is gluten -free, so it is an ideal component of the diet of people suffering from celiac disease. In addition, dishes prepared with Abyssinian love have a low glycemic index, so they are safe for diabetics.
1. Injera - the national dish of Ethiopia
Preparation time: 1 day
Difficulty level: easy
Ingredients (Serves four)
- 1.5 cups of teff flour
- 2 glasses of lukewarm water
- 0.5 teaspoons of baking powder
- a pinch of Himalayan salt
- unscented coconut oil for frying
- In a large bowl, mix the teff flour with water. Cover it with a cloth and leave it in a quiet place for at least 24 hours. Don't open and mix. After this time, our leaven starts to ferment.
- Add baking soda and salt to the leaven, mix well.
- Heat coconut oil in a pan. Form a thin layer in the pan and fry over medium heat. Necessarily covered. Don't turn around. Injera is ready when bubbles appear.
- After cooling down, the cakes should be easy to roll and stay fresh for the next few days. They are best served with meat and vegetables.
2. Teffianka, or sweetheart petals with a banana
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Difficulty level Very easy
Ingredients: (Serving for one person)
- 4 tablespoons of love's petals
- 150 milliliters of milk (any - cow, goat)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
- 1 small banana
- 1 pinch of Ceylon cinnamon
- Boil the milk with cinnamon and coconut milk in a pot.
- Add teff flakes and chopped banana to the boiling milk. We mix everything and take it off the fire.
- After the milk has been absorbed by the Abyssinian love, we should eat it warm.
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