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Question and Answer (Q & A)

How do you keep and use zelalems injera for a long time?
Once you get the Injera, you can take it out from the bag, put it in food plastic wrap for your daily consumption and store the rest in the fridge for a month or in the freezer for a longer period.

Do you recommend reheating it before eating, and how?
First fold the 15 inch round Injera to triangle shape. When you are ready to use it, thaw it at room temperature and warm it in the microwave, one Injera for a minute. Before putting it in the microwave it’s necessary to remove the plastic wrap and wrap it preferably with a paper towel.

What’s the difference between the Yellow label injera and the Green label injera?
Our yellow and green label Injera are made of the same ingredients but the green label which is darker has more whole grain flour. The whole grain flours are from Teff, Buckwheat, Barley and Rye.

What is in GREEN Label package?
This product is the most Whole. We use dark grains, although the texture is the same, the flavor tends to be a bit savory. If you love whole grains and enjoy the earthy aromas and flavors, the Green label is an ideal choice. The Green Label Injera is available in 7pc bags.

What is in YELLOW Label package?
This product uses dark grains such as whole wheat, rye, barley, Teff, buckwheat with processed wheat flour. This keeps the flavor and color a bit on the lighter side. For those who do not care for intense wholegrain flavors, the yellow Label is a perfect choice. The Yellow Label Injera contains 10pcs per bag.

What is it made out of?
The most valued grain used to make Injera is from the tiny, iron-rich Teff (Indigenous to small parts of Africa) However; its production is limited to certain middle elevations and regions with adequate rainfall, so it is relatively expensive for the average household. Because the overwhelming majority of highland Ethiopians are poor farming households that grow their own subsistence grain, wheat, barley, corn, and/or rice flour are sometimes used to replace some or all of the Teff content. There are also different varieties of Injera in Ethiopia, such as nech (white), kay (red) and tikur (black). 100% Teff Injera is not only expensive but almost impossible to achieve in the climatic conditions in North America. The fermentation of the yeast requires a precise temperature and humidity control that is makes it very difficult to achieve high quality standards on texture and consistency in the summer and winter months.

While we are working on developing a controlled environment to achieve 100% Teff Injera, we are currently producing a premium quality with a unique mixture of Teff, whole wheat, rye, barley, and buckwheat. Our Injera recipes are wholesome, healthful and absolutely delicious.

What is your Shipping method?
We use FedEx Ground (FedEx Home Delivery® ) at this time.

What happens if a product I order is damaged in shipment?
We take great care in filling, checking and packing your order. If, however, your merchandise is damaged during shipment, please note the damage on the delivery receipt and call us.

Do you ship to locations outside the U.S.?   
NO, at this time.

If I place an order today, when will it ship out?
Orders for in-stock products ship by the next business day.