Teff

Teff, also known as lovegrass, is a grain originating in Ethiopia between 4000 BC and 1000 BC. The word "tef" is believed to have been derived from the Amharic word “teffa”, which means "lost", because of the small size of the grain.  Teff can be ivory, light tan to deep brown or dark reddish brown purple in color, depending on the variety. It has a mild, nutty and a slight molasses like sweetness though some consider it to have a sour taste, because it is often eaten fermented. White teff has a chestnut-like flavor, while the darker varieties have earthier flavor and taste m..

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