Making Carbs Count teff

KITLIVING

greater than wheat or other staple grains

and is able to withstand high temperatures

in which to grow. It has a particularly high

calcium content plus plenty of iron and

protein; it is gluten-free and colours vary

from white through to very dark brown.

The flavour is mild, somewhat bland but

nutty, and being so benign has very many

culinary uses, ground into flour or as a

whole grain. In Ethiopia its major use is

in injera, a lightly fermented (sourdough)

but flat bread; this is made big enough to

form a thin, pancake-like platter on which

food is served and it is also torn off to use

as an eating aid."

Grains as mains

Certified health coach and author Laura

Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson)'s diet

and a healthy lifestyle book Grains

As Mains was published by Dorling

Kingsley and contains more than 150

recipes. The book particularly focused on

'ancient grains' such as teff, quinoa and

buckwheat, which have been used in

cooking for thousands of years. The book

shows you how to prepare and cook key

ancient grains, from slightly more familiar

grains like quinoa and polenta, to more

unexpected ones. The upside for any one

with diabetes is that most of these ancient

grains have a lower glycaemic index than

more commonly available examples,

such as white rice or processed flours

from grains that have often lost a bit of

goodness along the way. Says Agar

Wilson, "These grains are great for us,

nutritious, protein-rich and have excellent

textures too."

The term 'ancient grains' describes

a number of grains or seeds that may "The super tiny grain with

the not-so-tiny power

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be a little unfamiliar, although teff will

be better known by anyone with north

African connections, while kamut will be

familiar to people who have come from or

travelled to Egypt. Some grains, such as

farro, are known to date back to ancient

Egypt, when it was used in bread making.

Whole grains are by far the best source

of energy from a carbohydrate food.

With many also high in fibre and protein

(quinoa and amaranth are complete

proteins, meaning that they are great

alternatives to meat), and grains are lowfat, complex

carbohydrates, so make you

feel satisfied for longer.

Opposite: Two shades of teff

grains. Above: Teff tart with

swiss chard, sweet potato and

feta from The Flour Sack blog.

Below: Laura Agar Wilson's

Grains as Mains cookbook.

Teff is high in protein and has all of the

eight essential amino acids needed for

the body's growth and repair. It has

high amounts of calcium as well as

containing essential elements such as

manganese, phosphorous, iron, copper,

aluminium, barium, thiamin, and Vitamin

C (not normally found in grains). The

iron from teff is easily absorbed so is

recommended for people with low blood

iron levels and it's a naturally gluten-free

grain. Cooked teff per 30g serving: 100

calories, 22g carbs, 1g fat, 4g protein.

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