Tigernuts – Nothing to do with nuts!”

tigernutsThe Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus) is not actually a nut, but a tuber that has been used for centuries in Africa and Egypt as a fundamental part of a healthy diet. It is also referred to as chufa, earth almond, earthnut, and zulu nut. In southern Europe it has long been cultivated, and is used for its health promoting benefits. Tigernut is the main ingredient in “horchata”, a healthy and popular beverage, which is part of the Mediterranean diet. It is an ideal non-dairy milk alternative to those who are lactose intolerant.

The tuberous roots have an exquisitely nutty and sweet taste, and can be eaten raw, dried, baked, roasted or as a beverage. They are a rich source of nutrients, making it a complete food. The tubers offer a broad spectrum of applications for products in the food and nutraceutical industry, and offer a great alternative to nut mixes, nut butters, flour, oil and milk.

Tigernut’s benefits:

  • 100% natural
  • non-GMO
  • Gluten free, no traces of nuts
  • Rich in dietary fibre and minerals
  • Distinct sweet taste
  • Certified organic
  • Excellent alternative to nuts
  • Great snack for people with active lifestyles
  • Low glycemic index (suitable for diabetics)
  • High in Vitamin E


Beneficial for:

Lowering cholesterol levels
Improving digestive problems
Reducing the risk of colon cancer
Killing hunger pangs
Managing health blood sugar levels
Killing hunger pangs

Tigernut Detailed Information

Health Benefits of Tigernuts

Having long been recognized for their health benefits, Tigernuts are rich in natural essential fats, fibre, proteins, natural sugars, Vitamin E and natural antioxidants. Tigernuts are beneficial in the reduction of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol, and they provide an ample amount of fiber for improving digestion and elimination, and thus preventing diseases in the colon.

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