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Eragrostis tef, known as teff, taf (Amharic ጤፍ ṭēff, Tigrinya ጣፍ ṭaff), or khak shir (Persian: خاک شیر), is an annual grass, a species of lovegrass native to the northern Ethiopian Highlands of Northeast Africa. Common names include teff, lovegrass, annual bunch grass (English); Ṭeff/Ṭéff (Amharic, both representing the same sound, an ejective consonant); Ṭaffi/xaffi (Oromo, both representing the same sound); Ṭaff (Tigrinya); and mil éthiopien (French). It is also written as ttheff, tteff, thaff, tcheff, and thaft. The word "tef" is connected by folk etymology to the Ethio-Semitic root "ṭff", which means "lost" (because of the small size of the grain). Eragrostis tef has an attractive nutrition profile, being high in dietary fiber and iron and providing protein and calcium. Some people consider it to have a sour taste. (This might be because it is often eaten fermented). It is similar to millet and quinoa in cooking, but the seed is much smaller, and cooks faster thus using less fuel....
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