Firstly, the tigernut is not a nut at all. It’s a tuber—or root vegetable—that grows underground, like potatoes and yams. About the size of a chickpea, the tigernut features a familiar striped pattern, which earned it the name “tiger nut.” In other parts of the world, tigernuts are sometimes called chufa nuts, earth almonds, cyperus esculentus or the grains of Al-Aziz.
The tigernut has been consumed for much of human history. Considered an ancient superfood, it comprised about 80% of our paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. Today, the tigernut is consumed and enjoyed in many different forms—ground into tiger nut flour for baking and cooking, eaten raw or roasted on its own, or transformed into a delicious beverage like “Kunun aya” or “omumu milk.”
With a rich, creamy texture and subtle taste that’s naturally sweet, the tigernut serves as a nutritionally dense superfood, packed with prebiotic fiber and essential nutrients.
Considered an ancient superfood for good reason, this tiny tuber bestows some mighty health benefits.
Packed with prebiotic fiber and essential nutrients, the tigernut may replenish the gut microbiome, aiding and improving digestion by feeding the good bacteria in your gut.
Tigernuts are also known to be:
Allergen free, including nut free, gluten free, lactose free and soy free
High in resistant starch fiber, which may convey weight loss benefits
Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, E and B6, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium and phosphorous
A recent study showed that tigernuts may also produce a calming effect similar to that of CBD, reducing anxiety and promoting a tranquil mindset. Due to high amounts of healthy fats and amino acids, tigernuts are known to improve conditions such as high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of heart disease. In Ayurvedic medicine and in Nigeria for generations, tigernuts have even been used as an aphrodisiac—to boost libido and treat erectile dysfunction.
Elari Tigernut Root Milk makes an ideal addition to paleo, keto or any health-conscious lifestyle, providing superior nutrition in every sip.
Our tigernut root milk is 100% plant-based and completely vegan, so you can enjoy every sip no matter your dietary needs or choices.
We’re proud to make Elari Tigernut Root Milk 100% allergen free. There’s no gluten, nuts, soy, added sugars, dairy or other animal products in any of our products.
Allergen free. Gluten free. Nut Free. Dairy Free. Soy free. 100% plant-based. No added sugar.
We partner with farmers in Northern Nigeria to sustainably source tigernuts for Elari Tigernut Root Milk. Our farms follow organic agriculture practices to create a sustainable footprint on the local soil and groundwater. We also help farmers learn and incorporate growing natural habitats and ecosystems, in turn promoting the agricultural self-sufficiency of local communities and improving economies.
The tigernut is an eco-friendly crop that replenishes the local ecosystems where it grows, improving soil quality and adding character to the overall landscape. Known for their climate-resiliency, tigernuts tolerate extreme conditions, thriving through both droughts and floods.
At Elari, we partner with farmers to implement environmentally friendly agriculture practices and replenish natural habitats. Our materials and practices are all designed to be planet friendly.
Because tigernuts are naturally sweet, Elari Tigernut Root Milk has no added sugars. Every ounce of sweetness in Elari Tigernut Root Milk comes straight from mother nature.
Please be sure to keep Elari Tigernut Root Milk refrigerated and enjoy it within 10 days of opening or by the expiration date listed on the package.
Pour it. Sip it. Savor it. Tigernut root milk is deliciously versatile! We love it in our morning coffee, breakfast cereal, pancake recipes and smoothies. Swap tigernut root milk into your baking or anywhere you’d use a naturally sweet, creamy milk beverage.
Try our Barista version for a frothy, foamy addition to your latte or add a hint of flavor with our Vanilla Tigernut Root Milk. Find more recipes to explore and enjoy here.
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