Power Super Foods - Tigernut Flour
Power Super Foods tigernuts are organically grown and sustainably harvested by farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa. Growing beneath the surface of open flood plains, the tubers are carefully extracted, cleaned and dried naturally and slowly. then skinned and milled at low temperatures to produce an extra fine flour for superior culinary results.
Good for you, good for the planet
Tigernuts are not actually nuts but tubers that grow beneath the earth. Tigernuts are naturally grain and gluten free and when consumed as part of a healthy diet involving the consumption of a variety of foods are a delicious source of dietary fibre, vitamin E and potassium. Vitamin E contributes to cell protection from free radical damage whilst potassium is necessary for healthy electrolyte balance and muscle function.
Ways to enjoy
Use tigernut flour in a 1:1 ratio to replace wheat flour when creating cakes, biscuits, muffins, pancakes, cookies, pizza dough and more. This nutritious ingredient can also be used in smoothies and raw treats to boost digestive health.
Origins of tigernuts
Ancient African and Egyptian civilisations have used tigernuts for centuries, prizing these tubers for their healing and regenerative properties. Evidence suggests tigernuts were included in the human diet since the paleo era. Known as “earth almonds”, tigernuts taste similar to an almond or pecan and have a natural sweetness. They’re consumed across Africa, while the Spanish use tigernuts to make their favourite drink: horchata de chufa.
Certified Organic Skinned Tigernut Flour (Cyperus Esculentus).