Tiger Nuts are Back and you have to try them.
“What on earth are tiger nuts?!” was the question I found myself asking when I was told ‘Tiger Nuts are Back’.
When I got home from work I decided to find out what they actually were. I found out that tiger nuts are not actually nuts at all and they can be made into tiger nut milk and tiger nut flour.
Despite the name, tiger nuts aren’t a nut they are tubers of a plant called a yellow nutsedge. The recent boom in popularity is due to tiger nuts being branded as a ‘super food’. Previously, Tiger Nuts became popular in the 50s and 60s when they were found in sweet shops because of their sweet taste with a slight hint of coconut.
So what are The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Tiger Nuts?
Organic Tiger Nuts contain many important vitamins and minerals required for healthy body function such as:
1. Vitamin B6: This contributes to normal functioning of the immune system, physiological function, immune system function, hormone function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
2. Iron: This contributes to normal cognitive function and immune system function.
3. Potassium: This contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.
4. Magnesium: Which is responsible for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.
5. Zinc: This contributes to normal function of the immune system and DNA synthesis.
That’s all Good but What Can I Do With Them?
1. How to make tiger nut milk
Time: 5 minutes
- 350 grams tiger nuts
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place the tiger nuts in a measuring jug and add enough water to cover them by an inch.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir until the salt is dissolved.
- Place the jug in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
- Take the jug out of the fridge and sieve the contents of the jug.
- Rinse the nuts and blend with 750ml of water for 1 min.
- Pour into a muslin cloth and squeeze to extract all the milk.
- Store in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge.
- There are no emulsifiers in the natural plant milks so shake before use.
2. How To Make Tiger Nut Flour
Simply grind your nuts in the blender until they make a fine powder – done! If you don’t have a blender or are super short of time then you can buy ready blended tiger nut flour.
Author: Jake Joint