Why we LOVE the Tiger Nut

When was the last time you snacked on something delicious that is REALLY GOOD for you?

Not only do Tiger Nuts taste really good, they are insanely good for you !

We are passionate about the health potential of the Tiger Nut and we can’t wait to share them with you !

 

10 reasons why we LOVE the tiger nut

 

 High fibre content

High fibre is important and Tiger Nuts have a higher fibre content than oat bran, cabbage, and chia seeds!

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Has the same health benefits as olive oil

Cardiologists  recommend eating non saturated fats and vegetable fats and  Tiger Nuts have a lipid profile which is very similar to olive oil.

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A great source of natural magnesium 

100 grams of Tiger Nuts provides around 15% of the daily recommended dose of magnesium. Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, normal functioning of the nervous system and can help reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Blood pressure

Tiger nuts contain a high level of potassium which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and muscle function.

 High in Vitamin E 

Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant widely used in ant-ageing and beauty products. Tiger Nuts are an amazing  source of Vitamin E , which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Gives your body more potassium than a banana

Just 25 Tiger Nuts provides 139 mg. of potassium, the same amount as an avocado , and more than a banana. Potassium helps cells and organs work correctly as it contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and muscle function.

 Source of non-animal protein

Proteins are fundamental for the human body. Different studies have demonstrated that Tiger Nuts have a protein content which is 8% higher than wholemeal wheat. Tiger Nuts have more amino acids than the World Health Organisation standards for proteins.

Suitable for diabetics

Tiger Nuts are high in non soluble fibre. Tiger Nuts are a natural unsweetened, unprocessed raw food and as such are suitable for diabetics. Tiger Nut milk (horchata) is suitable for diabetics due to its content of low glycemic carbohydrate (mainly starch).

 Tiger Nut milk is a perfect substitute for animal milk

It’s very easy to make your own Tiger Nut milk, called Horchata de Chufa, with everyday kitchen equipment. With Tiger Nuts you can easily prepare a vegetable milk, that is healthy, lactose free and also rich in vitamins C and E.

Respect planet earth

Tiger Nuts are grown sustainably and respecting nature. Eating this important natural food won’t harm the planet!

 

Adapted from ;  http://www.thetigernutcompany.co.uk/tigernuts-health/