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teff

 (tĕf)
n.
1. An annual grass (Eragrostis tef) native to northeast Africa, having very small, edible seeds and cultivated as a cereal crop and for livestock forage.
2. The seeds of this plant, ground to produce flour.

[Amharic ṭef; see ṭḥp in Semitic roots.]

teff

(tɛf)

n.
a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to N Africa, cultivated for its edible seeds.
[1780–90; < Amharic t'ef; compare Geez t'ah'əf, t'ayəf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teff - an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
bay grass, love grass - any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostis; specially useful for forage and for the prevention of erosion
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Even before the modern state of Ethiopia existed, Ethiopians were grinding teff into flour to make injera, remaining unaware of the nutritional gem in their midst.
The staling rate (N/day) declined in the buckwheat sample from 8 [+ or -] 2 to 6 [+ or -] 2 N/day, and in teff sourdough bread from 13 [+ or -] 1 to 10 [+ or -] 4 N/day.
For gluten-free grains, sales of amaranth climbed 123% and teff sales were up 58%.
3) Harvey Teff and Colin Munro, Thalidomide: The Legal Aftermath (Farnborough: Saxon House, 1976) at 135-36.
Native to Ethiopia, hardy teff can be grown on marginal land from dry mountain regions to soggy sea level.
As I visited farms and families and interviewed local farmers, I started to have a clear idea as to what I wanted to work on: "A business plan for a commercial teff farm in Ethiopia.
Lahooh in Yemen is very similar to injera bread in Ethiopia, the difference being in Yemen the bread is made with corn and wheat flour and in Ethiopia it's made with teff flour.
In addition to quinoa, Goldbaum's multigrain Quinoa Crisps are made with what reads like a 'who's who' of healthy grains, including brown rice, wholegrain corn, flaxseed and teff.
The crops are wheat, maize (American corn), rice, barley, rye, oats, sorghum, millet, teff, buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth.
The grain is set to follow the trends of other ancient superfoods such as quinoa, which has seen its crop prices triple between 2006 and this year *, and amaranth, buckwheat, kamut, millet, sorghum and teff, which have all seen a considerable rise in popularity.
Boye's team sought to expand dietary options for CD - which now include non-gluten-containing cereals like corn, rice, teff, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and sorghum.