Tiger Nuts are Back

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


  1.  350 grams tiger nuts
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. Water


  • 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