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Interesting Read: Nutritional Benefits Of TigerNut Milk Aka 'Kunu Aya'

Tiger nut is an excellent source of natural nutrients; it mainly provides magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc. There are three different types of tiger nut; brown, black, and yellow. Although the brown and yellow species are the most common in the market, most people prefer the yellow variety because of its fresh texture; the yellow species produce more milk; it is low in fat and has a high amount of protein, the yellow species are dried to get the brown species depending on the preference of the consumer.




Tiger nut has been around for long, and they are almost as old as men. They were consumed by the Egyptians, Persians, and Chinese because of their nutritional benefits. There is abundant cultivation of tiger nut in West Africa, northern Nigeria, to be precise.

The nutritional benefits of tiger nut are numerous. It is important to note that tiger nut is used as an essential ingredient in the manufacturing of snacks, cosmetics, natural drink, and pharmaceutical products; this proves that tiger nut is starting to gain attention not only for its natural benefits but also as a source of income generation and value chain for job creation.

The following are some nutritional benefits of Tiger nut

1. TIGER NUT MAY HELP IN ENHANCING DIGESTION

Tigernuts contains a high amount of fiber, and it aids in digestion; fiber keeps the digestive system more active; ingesting tiger nuts can end stomach constipation.

Fiber is a natural stimulant it helps in weight loss, and it is generally found in prunes and whole grains; research has shown that the amount of fiber present in tiger nut is superior to the amount found in other food; this has helped in the popularization of the tuber. 

2.  TIGER NUT IS A GREAT SUBSTITUTE FOR COW MILK 

Tiger nut can be in powdered form. It is an excellent substitute for milk, especially for lactose-intolerant people; in recent years, alternative milk (plant milk) is increasing in demand compared to traditional dairy. Tiger nut milk is rich in vitamins E and C, which may help combat hypertension and cholesterol due to its healthy fat.

It is highly recommended for people who are allergic to dairy milk; studies have shown that tigernut milk contains more nutrients than regular cow milk.

3.     A GOOD SOURCE OF VEGETABLE PROTEIN 

Tigernuts are highly nutritional none animal protein food, the latent benefit of plant protein is the low concentration of fat and cholesterol, consistent consumption of tiger nut is ideal for cleaning and elimination of toxin from animal food that we consume, the vegetable protein of tiger nut is line with all the benefits described above, research published on tiger nut by researchgate concluded that the amino acid contained in tiger nuts are higher than the standard of world health organization for other foods

4.  TIGER NUT PROVIDES A GOOD AMOUNT OF POTASSIUM

 Potassium can help control blood pressure, and tigernut has an abundant level of potassium. Multiple studies have proven that tiger nut has more potassium content than a banana, 25 tiger nuts provide 139 milligrams of potassium and proportionally outweighs banana, potassium is an essential chemical that regulates the amount of body acid and helps distribute water throughout the body.

Potassium consumption helps in the proper functioning of body cells and maintaining a healthy, vital body organ—lack of potassium in the body causes muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and constipation. 

5.     TIGER NUT IS HIGHLY RICH IN IRON

Iron is one of many natural nutrients in tiger nut. It helps produce hemoglobin in the blood cell that transports oxygen from the lungs to other organs and tissues throughout the body; iron has a role in creating energy for nutrients. Deficiency of iron can cause anemia, which can be harmful to the body and our general productivity.

Consumption of tiger nut or tiger nut milk can help keep the body healthy and energetic. It contains natural nutrients that are beneficial to the body, so however you like it, tiger nut or tiger nut milk, if consumed adequately, will be helpful to your body.

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