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Do you want to protect yourself from cardiovascular diseases or enjoy the benefits of fiber? One ingredient can give you all these and many other benefits – Tiger Nuts.

What Are Tiger Nuts?

Tiger nuts aren’t really nuts; they are tubers that grow under the soil’s surface. Also known as yellow nutsedge, tiger nutsedge or earth almond, tiger nuts have been used for many centuries and remain extremely popular all over the western hemisphere. Archaeologists conclude that evidence hints at this food being used in the Paleolithic era.

Benefits of Tiger Nuts

  1. Rich In Fiber

Tiger Nuts are packed with high fiber content – around 33%, which is indeed a considerable amount. In a study conducted in 2009 by the University of Miguel Hernandez, Orihuela, Spain, it was found out that 100g of tiger nut flour contains around 60g dietary fiber, especially the insoluble dietary fiber which is much higher than other popular fiber sources such as rice bran, oats, apple, cabbage, carrots, pears, Chia seeds and jack beans.

  1. A Healthy Substitute For Lactose Intolerance

Milk derived from Tiger nut is a healthy option for those who cannot drink cow’s milk due to lactose intolerance. Tiger nut milk is free from lactose. Therefore, anyone can drink this milk, which is rich in calcium and supports bone building and growth in young children. This milk contains the highest nutrition and fat content among all the other non-milk substitutes.

  1. Rich in Vitamins E and C

Recent studies suggest that tiger nuts are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C, E, potassium and phosphorus. Yogurt made by mixing cow’s milk and tiger nut milk has been found to be exceptionally high in these vitamins and other nutrients.

  1. Good Source of Magnesium

According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, magnesium is highly vital for the normal functioning of the body. As it is required to carry out more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. Recent studies have revealed that 100g of tiger nuts flour contains between 13 to 17 percent of magnesium. Which helps promote normal nerve and muscle function, regulates sugar, maintains blood pressure levels, strengthen bones and adequately process protein to keep you healthy.

  1. Plentiful Arginine

Tiger nuts are also loaded with plenty of amino acids of various types especially Arginine. The Mayo Foundation suggests arginine as the nitric oxide precursor, which maintains the width of blood vessels to ensure normal blood flow. Arginine is helpful in providing solutions in conditions caused due to restricted blood vessels, including clogged arteries, chest pain, erectile dysfunction, heart disease or failure, artery diseases, muscle cramps, and headaches

  1. Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

The Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Health Institute has stated that vitamin E acts as a catchall reference for different fat-soluble compounds that are rich in antioxidant qualities. Since tiger nuts are rich in vitamin E, all these qualities are present in both tiger nut milk and tiger nut flour.

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