The Tigernut (cyperus sculentus lativum) is not actually a nut, but a small tuber. It was first discovered 4000 years ago and comes in several sizes. Tigernuts have long been recognised for their health benefits, as they are high in fibre, proteins, and natural sugars. The ancient Egyptians, one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity, already used this food for its magnificent healing and regenerative properties. Evidence of how valuable Tigernuts were for the Egyptians is given by the fact that Tigernuts were found in some sarcophagi, where it is known that the Egyptians were buried with their most valuable possessions.
The Tigernut has a rough, rounded shape and a certain earth-like colour, since it is buried there until it is removed for consumption. The plant has characteristic intense green leafs that can be seen very often in some fields of African countries and in some villages in the coastal Valencia.
The traditional way of presenting Tigernuts has always been through the Tigernuts milk or horchata, a sweet, delicious and extremely popular drink in the Mediterranean coast.
Their other traditional use has been as a dried fruit or snack. The sweet taste of Tigernuts makes them a great snack.
Although they are hard as a result of being dried after harvesting, if soaked in water for about 4 hours they are rehydrated and become soft and tasty again. Ready to enjoy them anywhere! Our company can offer you Tigernuts any time of the year in different shapes and sizes suitable for a use or another.
Tiger Nuts taste delicious and are REALLY good for you!
Tiger nuts are high in Vitamin E and Omega 9, and contain no inflammatory Omega 6, making them a perfect anti-inflammatory food for rebalancing your diet, and feeding your skin.
They are a natural pre-biotic, high in fibre, and high in resistant starch which makes them a perfect food for gut health, weight control and good digestion.
Not just great for snacking, tiger nuts can be used in lots of different ways. You can;
- eat them straight from the bag
- make a nutritious dairy and nut free ‘nut’ milk
- add to smoothies and juices
- use in baking
- use in raw food recipes
- use in breakfast cereals
- use on salads
- use in sweet and savoury recipes
- and much more!
Enjoy these organically certified tiger nuts in their softest form with their skin removed. They literally are the 'creme de la creme' of tiger nuts. The process eliminates the outer coating, leaving you with only the creamy, sweet tasting inner. There is no need to soak these Peeled Tiger Nuts which have a sweet taste and are creamy white in colour.
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So scrumptious review by Paul on 28/01/2017
When I started eating these, it was hard to stop, so delicious, and they do make me feel fuller quicker than other snacks.
Excited! review by Alison on 01/08/2016
So far I have eaten these just as they are ( after rehydrating! ) and odd as they look are absolutely delicous. I love the creamy, nutty, slightly sweet taste and that I can choose between a crunchy and chewy texture depending on how long I soak them for. Can think of so many sweet and savoury recipes they will work with ;)
Oh my these are scrummy! review by Jo on 28/06/2016
I took these to Glastonbury to snack on whilst working on my festival stall. They are scrummy.... I love the texture... slightly chewy and deliciously sweet.
Will be trying the flour too.
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