To celebrate our first container of Teff arriving from South Africa our Team pulled together some of the interesting uses of the product in Australia. Unlike several other super foods Teff originates in the Horn of Africa where it is especially suitable for hot dry weather with rare heavy rains.
Teff is gaining interest worldwide because it's hay can be used as forage for horses and livestock whilst the grains are sold for consumption by people around the world.
Our container has a mix of products serving all Teff needs including:
Teff has many uses including:
Thickener in soups and sauces
Breads and Flatbreads
As a rice substitute
Some of the benefits of Teff include it being:
Low in fat
In terms of being a superfood it has:
Three times the calcium of quinoa
Twice the fibre of brown rice
More magnesium than chia
Although no one in Australia we found is using Teff for Beer, there are companies overseas who are certainly pioneering that usage.
Although Teff is grown in Australia, South Africa has a couple of advantages over the local product. These include:
Price. A 500g packet of Australian Teff Brown Flour or Seed goes for $20/kg. Our pallet price leaves plenty of room for margin or market share expansion.
Quality: Goods are processed in a state-of-the-art facility which has GFSI accreditation, ensuring that product destined for supermarkets meet your quality needs.
Security of Supply: Australia industry is still growing and utilises a small area of land that has unfortunately been subjected to several extreme weather events.