Review on structural, nutritional and anti-nutritional composition of Teff (Eragrostis tef) in comparison with Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

Neela Satheesh, Solomon Workneh Fanta, Fatih Yildiz
2018 Cogent Food & Agriculture  
Consumer's concern on health through diet has been increased in recent time and majority of the population are trying to be healthy by consuming proper diet. Cereals, pseudo cereals, and pulses are getting appreciation from the consumers and the nutritionists because of their treasure of nutrition and taste. In recent times, the term "super grain" is became popular and fewer cereals and pseudo cereals are joined under this group. Different dieticians are recommending the grains such as Oats,
more » ... ns such as Oats, Freekeh, Quinoa, Kamut, Teff, Faro, Spelt, Amaranth, Sorghum and Millets for their nutritional and health benefits. Among these, quinoa is world famous, got much appreciation from the consumers. Some of the cereals like teff are endemic to limited countries or part of the globe even though they are nutritionally rich but received very poor appreciation from the consumers. Teff is cultivating in Ethiopia and believed to be a rich source of nutrients, but the consumption and awareness of the teff is limited as compared to the quinoa. The major objective of this review is to compare the structural, nutritional and anti-nutritional properties of the teff and quinoa along with their applications.
doi:10.1080/23311932.2018.1546942 fatcat:bq5pvuwptzbn3pi2arpti72mmy