Vegan Tiger started as a childhood memory of a little girl eating Tiger nuts to satisfy a sweet tooth. In her adulthood, she decided to study more about this nutsedge that the rest of the world was not even aware of. The more it was studied, we have noticed the health benefit of Tiger nuts and would like to share it with the rest of the world.
It has since sparked the desire to bring that same satisfying snack to people around the world.
We pride ourselves in using only authentic ingredients and simple recipes that are: Vegan, Paleo friendly, Nuts-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.
Tiger nuts, also known as Chufas are not nuts. They are a sweet and delicious small root vegetable mostly grown in West Africa and Valencia, Spain. Tiger nuts were one of the earliest domesticated crops and have been a major component to our ancestors’ diets. In Egypt, the crop was used to embalm bodies of the pharaohs.
Today, the nutritional value of tiger nuts is spreading. The vegetable root is a Superfood due to its dense nutritional content. An ounce of Tiger nuts, contains up to 40% of DV Fiber, and 10% DV iron. Tiger nuts are best known for powering and balancing gut health with prebiotic fiber or resistant starches.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are the fuel for the probiotics that lies in your stomach, thus promoting a healthy gut. We can’t digest prebiotics, but certain beneficial microbes can.
What are the health benefits of prebiotics?
Improve mineral absorption
Modulate immune system and satiety
Reduce occasional constipation, diarrhea
Promote metabolic health (insulin resistance, healthy blood lipid levels)
Help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Reduce risk of allergy
Other nutrient facts
An ounce of Tiger nuts contains 10 grams of Fiber which is 40% of Daily Value.
Iron transports oxygen in red blood cells to produce energy. Tiger nuts has 10% Daily Value, making it a healthier choice than red meat.
A handful of Tiger nuts has as much vitamin E as 6 avocados (alpha and gamma tocopherol) which prevents ageing.
100 grams of Tiger nuts has more Potassium than 100 grams of Banana. Important for kidney and heart function, heart, and muscle.
The high content of oleic acid in Tiger nuts has positive effects on cholesterol, thereby, preventing heart attack, thrombosis, and activates blood content of soluble glucose.
An ounce of Tiger nuts contains 8% of Daily Value, supporting brain and heart health, thus easing inflammation in the body.