Shochoch Trading provide high quality Ethiopia teff to the local and export market. We source the raw fresh Ethiopia teff from grain growers in different parts of Ethiopia. There are three general color-based grades for teff: white, mixed, and red; white fetches the highest price and red the lowest. There are also important sub-grades, such as magna (very white), which is grown in East Shoa part of Ethiopia and sold at a premium price.
Teff is the most important cereal in terms of both production and consumption in Ethiopia and is grown as food grain in only one other country in the world, Eritrea. It is nutritionally rich with high levels of iron and calcium and has the highest amount of protein among cereals consumed in Ethiopia. It ranks low on the glycemic index (making it suitable for consumption by Type II diabetics), is gluten free and is high in fiber. Teff can be stored for many years without being seriously damaged by common storage insect pests.
Although teff has been consumed in the Horn of Africa for millennia, it has not been known to the outside until very recently. Because of its nutritional properties – high in fiber, calcium, iron and protein, low glycemic index and ‘gluten-free’ nature – teff has been dubbed the new super food, increasing demand in Middle East, European and North American markets specially in health food, sport nutrition and dietary food sectors.