Nutritionists from Cornell University conducted a study that concluded that teff beans are high in nutrients. According to experts, their consumption improves the gut microbiome.
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Teff seeds are a new product for Western states. This superfood is common in the eastern part of Africa. Scientists have used a new modeling method, as a result of which they found out that the product has a positive effect on the stomach and increases the nutritional value of iron and zinc. The nutritionists have shared the results of the study with Nutrients.
The head of the experiment, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences Elad Tako, and a team of scientists conducted a study on eggs from domesticated hens, which were fertilized. The embryonic phase lasts 21 days. During this time, the embryo is surrounded by amniotic fluid (egg white). During the experiment, experts on the 17th day of embryonic development introduced the extract of teff grain fibers into the amniotic fluid of fertilized eggs. It contains water and short peptides. “We were able to find the beneficial effects of teff on the gut microbiome, duodenal performance and tissue morphology,” the nutritionists said.