Saturday, July 25, 2015

Tiger Nuts Review

*I received these products in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  Also I am not a trained medical professional.  I do have a nutrition certification, but that was a long time ago.*
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Wow, Okay I had never heard about Tigernuts before and I was previously in the culinary field for over 15 years.  I do know how quickly people are realizing what we put into our bodies affects how we feel.  I know, that sounds simple, but for so many years I had friends that would eat certain foods and just feel run down or with IB for a couple days afterwards.  It only now that some are realizing that eliminating certain foods like foods containing Gluten can really perk certain bodies up.  

Tigernuts are ~~~NOT NUTS AT ALL~~~  they are a part of the tubers family.  So a similar family to potatoes or carrots or jicama.  These are very fibrous and filling as a snack.  
I got to try out a couple of offerings that the Tigernuts company carries.  I received the Peeled Tigernuts  Original Tigernuts and Tigernut flour.  I first tried the peeled tigernuts as they take the least amount of work to enjoy.  My first thought was that it is like chewing a really fibrous piece of fresh coconut or a dry piece of jicama. I enjoyed the taste and was happy to snack on a small handful.  My dad came over and I offered him some new tigernuts.  He said sure and I put about 4 in his hand.  He then proceeded to toss them all in his mouth and chew.  WE DON'T recommend that.  He figured out quickly that this is not a peanut or cashew.  These tiny tigernuts are very very fiberous.  They are made to be snacked on one at a time.  Four of them are just too much at once.    I asked him what he thought of the taste.  He was not sure... I asked if it maybe tasted like coconut.  He said yeah, maybe.  I asked him if he would like to try another tigernut.  He declined.

Next up was the organic Tigernuts.  these have not been peeled of the majority of their skin.  I tried one and the texture is very tough.  The bag recommended that you soak them overnight.  I thought that they might swell in size like dried beans do; they did not.  I did find them to be refreshing after sitting overnight in cold water.  I had the unfortunate opportunity to bite into a bad tigernut.  That is a flavor you will not soon forget.  Kinda like biting into a bad peanut.  It does not keep you form ever eating another peanut.  But you are definitely gunshy for a while.  For me as a little snack I would recommend the peeled Tigernuts.

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Tigernuts also makes a flour that you can use for baking.  As I am not a baker I did try to add it to my panfried chicken.  I did not notice any difference compared to normal but I did not get great browning.  The website at has some tasty recipes using the flour.  
Clockwise from top:  Peeled Tigernuts, Soaked Original Tigernuts, Original Tigernuts dried.
From the Company
Premium Organic and Supreme Peeled 100% Gluten Free Tiger Nuts and because of their high fiber content, they will help you feel full between meals. And they’re not just Gluten Free either. They’re also 100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free, 100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, Paleo Perfect and they taste great, like coconut! Tiger Nuts are probably the “Healthiest single source’ snack food on the market”. A daily portion of 20 nuts, that will fit snugly into the palm of your hand, will provide you with a large percentage of the nutrients , minerals and vitamins necessary to maintain a healthy mind and body.

I think if you are looking for an alternative to flour or you are avoiding gluten snacks you should give these little Tigernuts a try.

From the Company
  • Supreme Peeled
  • Gluten Free
  • High in Fiber
  • Tiger Nuts
  • Low Fats
  Well thank you for reading and have a great day!

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