Tigernuts

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You know what’s nuts? Tigernuts are not actually nuts, but root vegetables.

They are a veritable powerhouse of nutrition with many health benefits. For starters, they are uniquely rich in prebiotics which are only found plants. Tigernuts are also deeply rich in fiber and a powerful source of antioxidants which help protect your body from disease.  Further, they also are super rich in protein, magnesium, and iron.

Some of the benefits from consuming Tigernuts are:

One of the best sources of magnesium

Can aid in lowering bad cholesterol

Controls blood sugar

Aids in digestive issues

Contain antibacterial properties

Provides more potassium than a banana

IMPORTANCE OF PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics can only be found in plant foods, mostly vegetables. Prebiotics are a specialized plant fiber that beneficially nourishes the good bacteria already found in the large colon. While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, prebiotics act as a fertilizer for the good bacteria that is already present. They help your good bacteria grow and improve the good to bad bacteria ratio.

Not actually a nut, but a small root vegetable, Tigernuts are the highest food source of resistance starch, a highly beneficial prebiotic.  Tiger nuts are also an excellent plant based source of protein.  Eat by the handful as a snack or mix into salads, cereals, trail mixes or any other way you’d eat a nut!

Ingredients: certified organic raw tigernuts