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 savoury, 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
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 taking by anyone. It is highly rich in calcium however it supports bone development and growth in children and adult, most importantly calcium strengthen the born.
Good Source 0f Vitamins and Minerals: Tiger nuts milk is a good source of antioxidant that prevent free radicals from damaging the cells, it equally guard the cells from premature aging and malfunction of cells that may cause cancer. It is rich in vitamin C, E, Phosphorus and Potassium which are helpful for proper functioning of the heart and prevents cardiovascular diseases. It’s rich in fiber and prevents heart related diseases and many other health issues.
Tiger nuts milk is rich in Magnesium: which can also help to regulate blood sugar level 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 nuts help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and improves the man’s performance, thus giving the couple optimal satisfaction. It is therefore advisable that every man should eat these super nuts regularly.
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 blow the soil surface with pack full of nutritional value required for growth and development of the human body.
Recipes for Tiger nut milk
- 1 cup of tiger nuts (soaked for 4 hours)
- 1 glass of water
- Pinch of cinnamon or ginger (Optional)
Preparing Tiger nut milk
Wash and soak the tiger nuts for about 4 hours in a bowl of water and cover
Rinse the nuts to a blender.
Add water then blend the nuts until the mixture is smooth and thick in paste form
Finally use a strainer to strain out the tiger nut milk
Serve in a glass cup
Tiger nut milk is ready to drink.