Whether you eat tiger nuts, tiger nut milk, or tiger nut flour, indulging in this amazing superfood is a good way to boost your health.
Tiger nuts are also known as chufa nuts or earth almonds. They are small root vegetables (also called tubers). The presence of stripes on their exteriors gives them the name tiger nuts.
Tiger nuts have been cultivated for centuries. While the Egyptians and Nigerians appear to have used them first, the Spanish have been using tiger nuts to make horchata (a creamy drink) since the 18th century.
These nuts are now making a comeback, thanks to their multiple health benefits.
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.
For all these reasons and more we want to share some characteristics of the tiger nuts that make them ideal in diets designed to live a healthy life.
Tiger nuts improve digestion
Contains a high fiber content that keeps your body in shape
Tiger nut milk is a good substitute for cow milk
Tiger nuts are a source of magnesium
Contains an inexhaustible source of vegetable protein
Used for the control of diabetes
Reduces blood sugar levels
Improves heart health
Boosts the immune system and helps to fight infections
Acts as an aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine as men in Nigeria have used tiger nuts for generations to treat erectile dysfunction, increase sperm count and boost libido.