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Tiger Nuts

Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts (Yellow Nutsedge) can be found in many parts of the world, growing across Southern Europe right around to the Indian subcontinent. However, it is believed that the ancient Egyptians were the first to cultivate tiger nuts both for food and medicinal purposes.

What do tiger nuts taste like?

 

They may be similar in appearance and approximately the same size of a chickpea but tiger nuts are actually said to have a taste similar to Almonds or Pecan Nuts.

Can tiger nuts be eaten raw?

 

Yes, tiger nuts can be consumed raw as well as cooked into home-made recipes. Some people prefer to add them to their favourite foods, while others prefer to snack on them straight from the bag. And when ground down into powder, or tiger nut flour, tiger nuts make for a great baking ingredient.

What are the health benefits of tiger nuts?

 

They are a rich source of Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, dietary fibre and beneficial plant compounds. In African and Ayurvedic medicine, history tells us that tiger nuts were used to boost libido, while other suggested health benefits relate to improved immunity and digestion.