Organic Peeled Tigernuts 1kg
This product is packed for you from our bulk supplies.
Not really a nut but a tasty and nutritious tuber, they are also called Chufa, Nutgrass or Yellow Nutsedge.
TIGERNUTS ARE REMARKABLY NUTRIENT DENSE:
- As much iron as red meat
- As much potassium as coconut water
- High in Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus and Vitamins E & C
Healthful Fats – Unlike other starchy vegetable tubers such as potatoes, tigernuts are a good source of healthful fats. Tigernuts have a fatty acid composition similar to olive oil, with the fat composition being about 73% monounsaturated fat, 18% saturated fat and 9% polyunsaturated fat (source)which makes for a healthy fat profile.
Proteins are fundamental for the human body. Different studies have demonstrated that the Chufas have a high content of non-animal proteins which is 8% higher than wholemeal wheat. Also the Tigernuts have more amino acids than the standards of the World Health Organisation for proteins.
Our organic Tigernuts are peeled not skinned, peeling is a purely mechanical process whereas skinned Tigernuts are processed using an acid, this makes them more natural.
Oxford researchers have determined that Tigernuts made up about 80% of Palaeolithic mans diet making them the ideal Paleo snack!