Lovegrass Ethiopia has been awarded a sliver and bronze award in the Free From Food Awards with the world’s first 100% teff pasta.
The white fusilli teff pasta won a Silver Award in the ‘Free From Foods Innovation Award’ and also received a Bronze ‘Free From Food Best Product From a Start-Up Award’. This follows hot on the heels of their first win, ‘Innovative Better-For-You Product of the Year’ at Food Matters Live during their launch.
Ethiopian habesha teff is a naturally gluten free grain that’s high in fibre, iron and magnesium and is the only grain known to contain significant amounts of Vitamin C. The prebiotic fibre is an especially key benefit for IBS sufferers. The white and brown varieties of teff are nutritionally exactly the same, the difference is purely down to the colour of the grain.
Lovegrass Ethiopia has introduced the world’s first 100% teff pasta. The teff grain has been ground into flour, mixed with water and turned into delicious fusilli pasta that can be used in place of any of your favourite pasta-based dishes. Swapping to teff pasta means you can enjoy a delicious, gluten free and nutritionally packed alternative to your regular brand.
Teff pasta is suitable for most dietary lifestyles including:
• IBS Sufferers
• Free from all 14 allergens
• Low salt/fat/sugar
• Free from artificial products/flavours
Founder Yonas Alemu said, “We’re delighted that our teff pasta has been so well received from both our customers who are actively looking for vegan and/or gluten-free options that taste great, while also being recognised by so many respected judges within the food industry. We’ve launched with a small range of teff products including pasta, flour, grains and a pancake and waffle mix, and due to high demand, are looking to expand the range during 2019.”
A strong purpose at the heart of the brand is a huge part of why it has been so well received. Yonas grew up in Ethiopia amongst teff farmers and has a real passion when it comes to sharing one of the country’s staple foods.
“Lovegrass Ethiopia was born from a mission to share the benefits and uniqueness of Ethiopian teff with the rest of the world. In doing so, we work directly with local farmers to create a market that pays them a fair price, enabling them to invest and grow their own small businesses, while also sharing their amazing stories.”