Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Feb 4, 2019 19:16:45 GMT 1
The Tigernut (cyperus sculentus lativum) is actually not a nut, but a small tuber. It was first discovered 4000 years ago and comes in several sizes. The Tigernut has a rough, rounded shape and a certain earth-like colour. With a flavor reminiscent of both coconut and almond, they earn their name from a tiger-striped exterior.
They can be eaten freshly dug out of the ground, or roasted, boiled, or juiced.
Tigernuts have long been recognised for their health benefits, as they are high in fibre, proteins, and natural sugars. They can be eaten raw as a healthy snack or made into an all-natural, delicious, milky beverage known as ‘Kunnu Aya ‘(TigerNut Milk), which serves as a healthy beverage or as a lactose-free alternative to dairy milk.
This plant milk is also suitable for gluten-intolerant people as well as those who suffer from nut allergies.
The sweet taste of Tigernuts makes them a great snack.
Although they are hard as a result of being dried after harvesting, if soaked in water for about 4 hours they are rehydrated and become soft and tasty again. Ready to enjoy them anywhere!
Packaged tiger nuts have been dried to make them shelf-stable; they’re also sold as tiger nut flour and tiger nut milk. All come with numerous health benefits.
The benefits of Tigernuts include:
- It cures erectile dysfunction
Tiger nuts have been shown to be very beneficial in improving the problem of erectile dysfunction in men.
- It aids digestion
The enzymes, such as amylase, lipase, and catalase that are contained in tigernuts, help aid digestion. They have also been used in folk medicine as a remedy for many ailments, including flatulence and diarrhea.
- It fights malnutrition
Because they are very rich in nutrients such as carbohydrate, fat, fiber, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, iron and zinc.
Studies have also shown that the golden brown tiny tubers contain many beneficial vitamins that are capable of meeting the nutritional need of those wanting in one.
- It prevents colon cancer
Tiger nut is wonderful when it comes to cleansing the colon due to fiber contained in it. Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), which is the final part of the digestive tract.
According to the American Cancer Society, foods like tiger nuts that are rich in fiber and antioxidants property are excellent when it comes to the prevention of cancer.
- Helps regulate blood pressure
Tiger nut is a rich carrier of potassium. And potassium is said to be very useful when it comes to lowering the blood pressure. The magnesium in it also helps regulate the heartbeat and maintain normal blood pressure levels.
- It helps against bacterial infection
A recent study has shown that tiger nuts can be used to fight bacterial infection such as E.coli and Salmonella.
It is also useful in fighting bacterial infection such as Streptococcus.