Gluten Free teff
Just as Fonio, Teff is also competing with quinoa when it comes to gluten free grains for celiacs. Teff however, being more familiar to most people, is already being harvested in Europe as well. The Teff market has increased rapidly and still continues to grow.
Teff originated in the Horn of Africa, corresponding to what is today modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea, where it is one of the most important cereals. It is grown for its edible seeds and also for its straw to feed the cattle. The seeds are very small, about a millimeter in length, and a thousand grains weigh approximately 0.3 grams. They can have a color from a white to a deep reddish brown. Teff is similar to millet and quinoa in cooking, but the seed is much smaller and cooks faster, thus using less fuel.
Europe, Ethiopia, Togo, Burkina Faso