Great News! Tiger Nuts are now at Natural Grocers in Ogden, Utah!

Yes the Natural Grocers at 270 12th Street, Ogden, Utah now has Supreme Peeled and Premium Organic Tiger Nuts on the shelves.

If you have not heard of Tiger Nuts before, they are probably the "Healthiest 'single source' snacks on the market", and have been for over 4000 years. Plus they are Gluten Free, Nut Free (they are TUBERS), Dairy Free, Non GMO, Non Allergenic, Paleo Perfect and Kosher too!

If you have any questions about these amazing TUBERS, just drop us a line at nuts@tigernutsusa.com or visit us at www.tigernutsusa.com 

 

Paleo Magazine review of our Tiger Nuts!

The following article appeared in Paleo Magazine, hope you like it

“The Paleo diet is not a historical reenactment.”

We hear this phrase over and over, most often in defense of modern foods like nut flours and butters, or the occasional square of dark chocolate. But what if it could be? What if there were a tasty, portable snack that could help bridge the gap between modern cave people and our Paleolithic ancestors?

The next time the “modern food” issue comes up in a debate, toss a bag of tiger nuts at the dissenter.

Tiger nuts are not nuts at all, but are in fact the tuberous root of a wild grass that originated on the African continent. Commonly called chufa sedge, nut grass or earth almond, the tiger nut is experiencing a culinary resurgence in Spain, where it is commonly enjoyed as horchata, a creamy, dairy-free beverage made from tiger nuts, dates and filtered water.

Considered “the world’s first cultivated food,” evidence points to widespread consumption of tiger nuts in ancient Egypt. The dried tubers have been found in predynastic Egyptian tombs from 600 years ago, and current research on hominid development point to tiger nuts—or a similar starchy tuber—as one of the key food sources for early humans. Tiger-Nuts_Web

Tiger nuts boast about 33 percent fiber, and thus offer a good source of prebiotic fuel for gut flora. Additionally, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper are abundant in tiger nuts, and they offer a rich source of resistant starch. But these tubers aren’t all starch and no substance. With a lipid profile similar to that of olive oil, tiger nuts have a macronutrient ratio almost identical to that of human breast milk.

Tiger nuts grow much like potatoes: The leafy stalks spring up from the ground, while below the surface of the earth, clusters of these little tubers are knit together by fine filaments of root. They only grow in certain parts of the world—climate and soil health are big factors—and the ones currently sold by Tiger Nuts USA are cultivated in Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain.

Tiger Nuts USA offers two varieties, peeled and unpeeled, although Paleo Magazine only received the peeled tubers to sample. Packaged in a 5-ounce bag, the company’s (appropriately named) Tiger Nuts are small, and look a bit like lumpy beige golf balls or round, shelled peanuts with their pitted skin. Their nutty texture is similar to that of the macadamia, and they have a toasted, sweet flavor. In fact, some of the best descriptors for the flavor of these tubers are those shared with the honey-nut cereals that made their rounds in pre-Paleo-diet breakfasts.

The tubers are absolutely packed with fiber, and this can make them a little tough to chew. But after the first bite or two, they release moisture and sweetness, and just a handful is extremely satisfying.

The Tiger Nuts USA website recommends them as a great snack for anyone with blood sugar control issues, dairy or gluten intolerances, nut allergies (remember, they’re a tuber) or just a general snacking habit. The high mineral content and extreme satiation would indeed make these little tubers a good snack for anyone pursuing nutrient density on a Paleo diet, and if you imagine hard enough, you may be able to feel the breezes of the African plains as you munch on this truly Paleolithic snack.

For more information or for online ordering, visit tigernutsusa.com.

  

 

Amazing Tiger Nuts Butter and the story behind it!!!

Recently we were asked to supply our Premium Organic Tiger Nuts to a new start up company, they are Tiger Butter Co, and when we saw the terrific product we wanted to find out a little more about it.

Well the company was started by an amazing young lady, Kristen Waters and here is her story in her words:

Behind The Butter

Tiger Butter is an allergen friendly treat in a jar that is empowered by nutrition.

I have struggled with allergies and sensitivities for awhile and I know how hard it is to find a healthy product that fits my needs. Nuts weren't always an issue for me, but when my digestive system went haywire they became one. I always would grab a spoon and some nut butter for a treat. I realized nuts and seeds were making my symptoms worse so I stopped ingesting them for a period of time.

During this time that my body was healing I developed Tiger Butter. I started messing around with tigernuts (a root veggie!) and made it into a butter. It wasn't until three months after eating it myself that I realized so many people could benefit from a product like this!

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Original Tiger Butter

If you would be interested in finding out more on this terrific new nut free Tiger Nuts Butter, please visit Kristen's web site www.tigerbutterco.com and by the way if you would like to make some yourself, here is a link of ours to a recipe that one of our customers, Stephanie Labile, created and we featured some time ago:

https://www.tigernutsusa.com/blogs/recipes/how-to-make-tiger-nuts-butter