Tiger Nuts USA company has some items in their store that are frankly speaking new to me. Tiger nuts… Hmmm.. I have never heard about this. So what are tiger nuts? And are they really nuts?
Surprise. Tiger nuts are not nuts. (This is nuts, isn’t it?). They grow under ground. They are tubers and has been used for centuries in Africa. ( Tiger Nuts are known back in the ancient Egypt, where they were used for its healing and regenerative properties). Tiger nuts are recognized for their health benefits, as they are high in fibre, proteins, and natural sugars. In Spain they are used to make horchata, a sugary, milky drink.
Tiger nuts are sold as Skinned tiger nuts (think snacks), flour, or extract and oil. Tiger Nuts USA sells supreme peeled Tiger Nuts and organic tiger nuts and flour tiger nuts.
I have tried Supreme Peeled Tiger Nuts. They have nutty taste, with hint of sugar ( but also with hint of something bitter). The texture is like a nut texture. They taste good. Maybe it will not be my perfect snack but it is a healthy choice for sure.
When I put them in my millet porridge and ate with fruits though-they were really great addition to the meal. I think I personally prefer them with other food, but in general they can be great on their own as a snack.
The Tiger Nuts flour is naturally sweet, therefore you may need to reduce sugar while baking. My first attempt was making coconut bars using the flour. I still think I put too much sugar, because they were a little bit too sweet than usually. But yes, they tasted good. The flour has darker color, so the baking goods are going to come out darker, than with other flours.
I made also pancakes with Tiger Nuts Flour. They were sweet and I didn’t add any sugar.
In general what I like about the flour is that it is high in fiber and is sweet, so you use less sugar or even can bypass it all together. It tastes good. It has though some crunch, like there are not powdered enough crystal of sugar in it. I think it is a good gluten free flour alternative though.
General rating: ★★★★
Product provided by: www.tigernutsusa.com
* Disclaimer: The opinion expressed in the review is my own and honest viewpoint. I was not required to write a positive statement.