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Teff and Quinoa

 
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Can anyone tell me if Teff and Quinoa are the same plant? These are very ancient seed gluten free plants.
 
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Welcome to Permies!

Teff is a grass grain, and quinoa is in the amaranth family. So they are completely unrelated grains.
 
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Thanks as I was unable to find the differences.
 
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Teff is a super tiny, oblong, brown seed, from grass, as noted. It cooks up a little jelly like. A bit like amaranth, if you've cooked that. It smells absolutely delicious - really rich and dark.

Quinoa is a big plant. The seeds are like a slightly flattened ball, and come in many colours. When it cooks, the germ comes loose from the edge of the seed and gives a bit of crunch to the cooked grain. Quinoa has saponins on the seed, so it needs to be washed really well or it will be bitter.
 
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