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).

2 comments:

  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.

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    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.

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