Monday, 10 September 2012

Gluten Free/Wheat Free Ivory Teff Wrap

I recently had someone tell me about La Tortilla Factory 'Smart & Delicious' Wraps/Tortillas. These are made from Teff Flour.

We picked some up at Quality Foods in Courtenay and found them to be very nice (much nicer than a lot of the corn or rice wraps). They make great pizzas! I use one of those pizza pans (with holes in it) and pre-bake a minute or so prior to putting on toppings for best results.

What is Teff?

"Teff is a gluten free grain about the size of a poppy seed that comes in a variety of colours, from white and red to dark brown. Teff is high in protein and has an excellent amino acid composition (including all 8 essential amino acids for humans). Teff grows predominately in Africa and is a staple grain of their exotic cuisines. Ground into flour, teff is used to make the traditional Ethiopian bread, injera."

Source: back of package from La Tortilla Factory wraps

Smart & Delicious™ Wheat & Gluten-Free Softwraps™

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Enjoy the savory taste and mouth feel of our Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Wraps. Perfect for those who are "gluten intolerant" or choose to eat "wheat-free".  These wraps are made from Millet and Teff, two highly nutritious ancient grains that are gluten-free and packed with 15g of whole grains per serving and a good source of dietary fiber. Make delicious wrap sandwiches, burritos, enchiladas or simply add your favorite gluten- free filling.

Gluten-Free, Ivory Teff Wrap

Ingredients:  water, tapioca flour, whole grain ivory teff flour, whole grain millet flour, canola oil, soy lecithin, colloid powder (cellulose gum, maltodextrin, carrageenan), contains less than 2% of each of the following: guar gum, sea salt, honey, aluminum free leavening (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), to maintain freshness (sorbic acid and calcium propionate).


  1. Those things will raise your blood sugar faster than a snickers bar. With the various flours that are converted to glucose immediately in your mouth, plus the canola oil that oxidizes easily and increases the chance of arterial plaque, I wouldn't touch these things. Also, the rapeseed, which canola comes from, and the soy used in this product are two of the most genetically modified plants.

    1. Thanks Noel. I don't eat these very often. These are a treat when wanting something like a pizza. But you are probably correct, anything like this should be avoided or at least consumed in moderation. I heard about these from another gal living with Celiac so thought I would give them a try.

      I try to make most things from scratch here at home and like to use almond meals, flax meal/seeds, veggies, etc. We occasionally indulge in making things with rice flours, etc. but again in moderation.

      For the most part, if I can't pronounce it, I try to avoid it.