United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  20142, Teff, uncooked
Food Group: Cereal Grains and Pasta
Scientific Name:  Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter
Carbohydrate Factor: 4   Fat Factor:9   Protein Factor: 4   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 193 g
Proximates Water 1 g 8.82 3 0.360 17.02
Proximates Energy kcal 367 -- -- 708
Proximates Energy kJ 1536 -- -- 2964
Proximates Protein 1 g 13.30 3 1.160 25.67
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 2.38 -- -- 4.59
Proximates Ash 1 g 2.37 3 0.060 4.57
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 73.13 -- -- 141.14
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 8.0 3 0.200 15.4
Proximates Sugars, total 1 g 1.84 3 0.130 3.55
Proximates Sucrose 1 g 0.62 3 0.070 1.20
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1 g 0.73 3 0.140 1.41
Proximates Fructose 1 g 0.47 3 0.050 0.91
Proximates Lactose 1 g 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1 g 0.01 3 0.000 0.02
Proximates Galactose 1 g 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Proximates Starch 1 g 36.56 3 6.080 70.56
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 180 3 3.000 347
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 7.63 3 1.410 14.73
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 184 3 3.000 355
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 429 3 18.000 828
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 427 3 13.000 824
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 12 3 2.000 23
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 3.63 3 0.180 7.01
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.810 3 0.080 1.563
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 9.240 3 1.216 17.833
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 4.4 3 1.100 8.5
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.390 3 0.081 0.753
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.270 3 0.010 0.521
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 3.363 3 0.314 6.491
Vitamins Pantothenic acid 1 mg 0.942 3 0.111 1.818
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.482 3 0.065 0.930
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 13.1 -- -- 25.3
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 2.3 1 -- 4.4
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 5 1 -- 10
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 9 -- -- 17
Vitamins Lycopene 1 µg 0 1 -- 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg 66 1 -- 127
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 0.08 3 0.020 0.15
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.02 3 0.002 0.04
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 5.04 3 0.440 9.73
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.07 3 0.010 0.14
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 0.02 3 0.004 0.04
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.23 3 0.060 0.44
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg 1.9 1 -- 3.7
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.449 -- -- 0.867
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 15:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 16:0 1 g 0.328 2 -- 0.633
Lipids 17:0 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 18:0 1 g 0.096 2 -- 0.185
Lipids 20:0 1 g 0.018 2 -- 0.035
Lipids 22:0 1 g 0.007 2 -- 0.014
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.589 -- -- 1.137
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.004 2 -- 0.008
Lipids 17:1 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.574 2 -- 1.108
Lipids 20:1 1 g 0.011 2 -- 0.021
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.071 -- -- 2.067
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated 1 g 0.936 2 -- 1.806
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.135 -- -- 0.261
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 1 g 0.135 2 -- 0.261
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 2 -- 0.000
Amino Acids Tryptophan 1 g 0.139 -- -- 0.268
Amino Acids Threonine 1 g 0.510 -- -- 0.984
Amino Acids Isoleucine 1 g 0.501 -- -- 0.967
Amino Acids Leucine 1 g 1.068 -- -- 2.061
Amino Acids Lysine 1 g 0.376 -- -- 0.726
Amino Acids Methionine 1 g 0.428 -- -- 0.826
Amino Acids Cystine 1 g 0.236 -- -- 0.455
Amino Acids Phenylalanine 1 g 0.698 -- -- 1.347
Amino Acids Tyrosine 1 g 0.458 -- -- 0.884
Amino Acids Valine 1 g 0.686 -- -- 1.324
Amino Acids Arginine 1 g 0.517 -- -- 0.998
Amino Acids Histidine 1 g 0.301 -- -- 0.581
Amino Acids Alanine 1 g 0.747 -- -- 1.442
Amino Acids Aspartic acid 1 g 0.820 -- -- 1.583
Amino Acids Glutamic acid 1 g 3.349 -- -- 6.464
Amino Acids Glycine 1 g 0.477 -- -- 0.921
Amino Acids Proline 1 g 0.664 -- -- 1.282
Amino Acids Serine 1 g 0.622 -- -- 1.200

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program, Wave 9o , 2005  Beltsville MD  
Langual Code(s)

  • A0125 GRAIN OR STARCH PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1290 2000 CEREAL GRAINS AND PASTA (USDA SR)
  • B2475 TEFF
  • C0155 SEED
  • E0131 WHOLE
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION