Nutrients in Teff

Table:  detailed nutritional chart for teff.

NutrientUnit of nutrientNutrient content per 100 g
Water g 8.82
Energy kcal 367
Protein g 13.3
Total lipid (fat) g 2.38
Carbohydrate, by difference g 73.13
Fiber, total dietary g 8
Sugars, total g 1.84
Calcium, Ca mg 180
Iron, Fe mg 7.63
Magnesium, Mg mg 184
Phosphorus, P mg 429
Potassium, K mg 427
Sodium, Na mg 12
Zinc, Zn mg 3.63
Thiamin mg 0.39
Riboflavin mg 0.27
Niacin mg 3.363
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.482
Vitamin A, RAE µg 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 9
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.08
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 1.9
Fatty acids (Lipids)  
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.449
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.589
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.071



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