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Environmental Nutrition: It's teff time

Environmental Nutrition: It's teff time

Environmental Nutrition

The folklore. Teff is the world's tiniest grain, but don't be fooled by its petite package. This truly ancient grain -- teff has been cultivated since between 4,000 and 1,000 B.C. -- has thrived in severe climate conditions where other crops fail, including drought, making it the go-to staple of its native Ethiopia. Teff continues to satisfy appetites today as the main ingredient of injera, the sourdough, pancake-like bread that is the foundation of Ethiopian cuisine. The nutrient-rich grass seed is even credited by the country's renowned long distance runners for their health and energy.

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