Tiger nut milk is a tasty delicious drink made from tiger nut tubers; tiger nut is a sweet and amazing nut that grows below the soil surface. This nut is also known as chufa nut, Aya in Hausa, Ofio in Yoruba, and Aki Hausa in Igbo. They aren’t truly nuts as commonly refers to but an edible tuber which is mostly cultivated in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Tiger nut milk is a nutritional superfood that makes you savory, hydrate and also keeps you on track at all-time. These nuts can be eaten raw as freshly pull out from the ground, boiled, roasted or juiced.
Health Benefits of Tiger Nut Milk
An alternative for Lactose Intolerance: Tiger nut milk is a healthy alternative for someone that cannot drink cow milk based on lactose corollary. The milk is lactose-free and can be taken by anyone. It is highly rich in calcium however it supports bone development and growth in children and adults, most importantly calcium strengthens the born.
Tiger nuts milk is rich in Magnesium: which can also help to regulate blood sugar levels as a result of its high fiber content when taking as flour or eaten raw and helps the diabetic patients remain stable and healthy.
Moderate Potassium: it is one of the essential minerals that are vital for proper functioning of the cell and body organs, more especially the heart. Potassium also helps to maintain proper regulation of the blood pressure level.
Tiger nuts are rich in fiber: fiber prevents constipation and improves easy movement of bowel; this nuts help in digestion likewise in the treatment of stomach upsets.
Tiger nut Allergy: this is a healthy substitute for individuals that are allergic to nuts since this nut is tubers just like sweet potatoes that grow below the soil surface with pack full of nutritional value required for growth and development of the human body.
Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals
Tiger nuts milk is a good source of antioxidants that prevent free radicals from damaging the cells, it equally guards the cells against premature aging and malfunction of cells that may cause cancer. It is rich in vitamin C, E, Phosphorus and Potassium which are helpful for the proper functioning of the heart and prevent cardiovascular diseases. It’s rich in fiber and prevents heart-related diseases and many other health issues.
Tiger nut benefit to men
Tiger nuts help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and improve the man’s performance, increases sex libido, enhances proper action, thus giving the couple optimal satisfactions. It is therefore advisable that every man should eat these super nuts regularly.
Side Effect of Tiger nuts milk
Individuals with a sensitive digestive problem that is related to high fiber foods may have excess gas, which may result to diarrhea, bloating in some cases.
How to make Tiger nut milk Recipe
- 1 cup of tiger nuts (Chufa)
- 1 cup of water
- Pinch of ginger or cinnamon or (Optional)
Method of Preparing Tigernut milk
- Wash and soak the tiger nuts for about 2-4 hours in a bowl of water and cover
- Rinse the nuts and pour into a blender.
- Add water then blend the nuts until the mixture is smooth and thick paste form add little water.
- Finally, use a strainer to strain out the tiger nut milk, pour into a gallon or tight container cover and refrigerate, Tiger nut milk is ready to drink.
Serve chill in a glass cup and enjoy it!