Teff: Grain that can tackle dual burden of malnutrition

Teff grain.
Teff grain.
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What you need to know:

  • Locally, Nakuru and some parts of Northern Kenya are popular for producing the best of Kenyan teff.
  • Teff is gluten-free, highly nutritious grain packed with protein and fibre.

The dual burden of malnutrition is defined as the coexistence of high levels of under-nutrition, growing prevalence of overweight or obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes.

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