Organic Hulled and Peeled Tigernuts
Our organic hulled and peeled tigernuts are lauded for their high resistant starch fiber content. Resistant starch fibers are loved for their prebiotic capacity. These fibers pass through the intestine undigested and are thought to reduce blood sugar spikes and aid in satiety. In addition, they are a good source of plant-based protein, poly and monounsaturated fats, magnesium, calcium, vitamins C and E.
What are Tigernuts?
- Tiger nuts aren't actually nuts, nor do they belong to the animal kingdom. Tiger nuts are tubers, like sweet potato, though much smaller in size. They get their name from the stripes on the tubers' exterior.
- Obtained from a plant called yellow nutsedge (cyperus esculentus), these marble-sized tubers are chewy and taste a little like almond and pecan.
- Tiger nuts have been cultivated by humans for centuries. Also known as chufa nuts and earth almonds, the earliest records of their use dates back to Neolithic Egypt. From there, its cultivation eventually spread to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. What's more, the Spanish have been using it to make horchata (a creamy beverage) since the 18th century.
What are peeled vs unpeeled tigernuts?
- Hulled and peeled tiger nuts are softer and easier to chew than their unpeeled counterparts right out of the bag. These are perfect for snacking.
- Hulled tiger nuts contain more fiber than peeled tiger nuts, but they can be quite hard. Soaking the dried tubers prior to eating will make them easier to chew.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.