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Check Out Some Of These Amazing Facts About Tigernut(Kunu Aya)

Hello Friends am here to show you some amazing facts about tiger nut that enhance your body system.just scroll down below to see some of this facts thanks.

Besides eating tigernuts whole, a delicious wholesome non-dairy milk can be made out of them. It is called Kunnu Aya in Nigeria and Chufa de Horchata in Spain. Tigernut milk is white, sweet and creamy. Although tigernut ‘Cyperus esculentus’ is not a nut, it is a tuber but milk is extracted from it like any nut milk.

Tigernut milk is produced commercially in Spain and can be bought in shops. It comes in different forms, Natural tigernut milk, Pasteurised natural tigernut milk, Sterilised tigernut milk, UHT tigernut milk, Concentrate tigernut milk, Condensed tigernut milk and Powdered tigernut milk. In Nigeria on the other hand, where it is mostly produced and consumed in homes, its commercial production is still low are some of the amazing facts about tiger nut:

Tigernut milk is the juice extracted when Tiger nuts are ground into a pulp with the addition of water.

*It is called Kunnu aya in Northern Nigeria .

*Tigernut milk is a naturally sweet, creamy, healthy and energy-giving drink.

*It pairs well with a lot of other flavours like strawberry, ginger, dates, vanilla, coffee, chocolate etc.

*This is one of the best cow milk substitutes especially for people who are lactose intolerant, allergic to nuts or suffering from celiac disease.

  1. It has very healthy fats.

Tigernut milk is rich in amino acids, flavonoids, minerals, sugars, and vitamins B, C and E, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron.

*It also contains carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, proteins and some digestive enzymes.


Add the tiger nuts, date palm fruit, coconut, ginger, and a little water into a blender. Blend the mixture until it is smooth. Sieve the content of the blender by using a sieve cloth. Add the chaff back, along with some water (very little water should be added so that the final result is not too watery) in the blender. Blend the mixture and squeeze the juice out again with a cloth. Refrigerate the juice extract.

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