The tigernut may be the size of a chickpea, but boy is it mighty! TIgernuts don’t have anything to do with tigers, nor are they a nut—confusing right? Their benefits are many, and when ground into a flour, it becomes the most delicious, versatile, gluten-free, nut-free baking ingredient available. Tigernut benefits:
They are naturally sweet—less sweetener is required in most recipes
They are naturally high in phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins C and E
They are rich in zinc, magnesium and iron
They are high in fiber, which makes you feel full and slows the absorption of sugar in the blood
They are an excellent form of resistant starch! Resistant starch is a type of carbohydrate that resists digestion in the small intestine and makes its way into the large intestine where it becomes food for the beneficial bacteria in the gut. Foods high in resistant starch can improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels and reduce appetite!