Frequently asked questions!

What are tiger nuts?

​​Tiger nuts, also known as chufa, yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. They’re the size of a chickpea but wrinkly with a chewy texture and sweet nutty flavor similar to coconut. Tiger nuts were one of the first plants cultivated in Egypt and traditionally used as both food and medicine. They’re rich in a variety of nutrients and have been linked to several health benefits — ranging from better digestion to a reduced risk of heart disease.

 
 
What are its nutritional benefits?

 

​Tiger nuts are a rich source of antioxidants, which are beneficial compounds that protect your body against aging and diseases like cancer and heart disease. Research shows that germinating tiger nuts prior to eating them increases their antioxidant content.

On average, one ounce (28 grams) provides:

  • Calories: 103–121

  • Fiber: 2–7 grams

  • Carbs: 9 grams

  • Protein: 1 gram

  • Fat: 7–9 grams

  • Vitamin E: 278% of the daily value (DV)

  • Iron: 13–40% of the DV

  • Phosphorus: 9–11% of the DV

  • Vitamin C: 2–8% of the DV

  • Magnesium: 7% of the DV

  • Zinc: 5–7% of the DV

  • Potassium: 3–5% of the DV

  • Calcium: 1% of the DV

 
What are some of the health benefits of tiger nut mylk?

 

The high in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins C and E content have been shown to help slow down cellular aging, control blood pressure and promote a healthy digestive system.​ Animal studies show that tiger nut extract may help reduce blood sugar levels. This may, in large part, be due to the high fiber content of the tubers which may slow down the absorption of sugar in the gut. They are also rich in the amino acid arginine, which may increase insulin production and sensitivity, both of which are important for blood sugar control.

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