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Organic fairtrade flaked tigernuts
1kg of organic fairtrade flaked tigernuts
Flaked tigernuts from organic and fairtrade farming in partnership with Tigernuts
Its flaked-shape format makes it easier to consume the tigernut and integrate it into any preparation in your cooking. Flaked tigernuts can be eaten as it is, as a snack to be chewed in the manner of a dry fruit, or as a natural sweetener for your compotes and desserts. It will perfectly replace nuts and cereals in your pastries, mueslis or pie crust dough. It makes an excellent raw pie base (half date, half flaked tigernuts). You can sprinkle it on your morning porridge for a much tastier start of the day than your usual oats!
This millenary tuber also known as "tigernut" has been valued for centuries for its nutritional and medicinal qualities. It is the fruit of the perennial rhizomatous herbaceous plant called "Chufa" (Cyperus esculentus). People already loved it in Ancient Egypt! Currently popular in sub-Saharan Africa and Spain, its inimitable naturally sweet taste and crunchy, fleshy texture are reminiscent of coconut.
The flaked tigernuts come from the Nigerian fair trade in partnership with Tigernuts.
The vacuum-packed package can be kept for 15 months in a cool, dry place, and 9 months once the package is opened.
• Tigernut offers a delicious alternative for gluten-free, cereal-free and low-carb diets or nut allergies. It is the perfect substitute for carbohydrates! Its strong satiating power and its sweet taste will perfectly fill the small hollows, without creating a spike in blood sugar.
• It is a better source of omega-9 than olive oil! It is also full of C, E vitamins and antioxidants (rutin) to combat free radicals, to the point that the cosmetic industry is interested in it!
• Alkalizing, remineralizing and energizing, the tigernut is richer in potassium than the banana, making it a good regulator of blood pressure and muscle protector. It also stimulates the absorption of calcium.
• It contains many amino-acids and especially arginine, which protects the blood flow and fights against cramps and headaches.
• Rich in insoluble fiber (33%, much more than oats, carrots or dates), it nourishes the body's good bacteria and reduces the risk of colon cancer. Its fibers, its low glycemic index and its content of B8 vitamin (biotin) are of great help in case of diabetes or hypertension. They ensure the proper metabolism of carbohydrates and allow to reduce the level of sugar in the blood after a rich meal.
• Tigernut is recommended in intestinal disorders (flatulence, diarrhea, constipation) because of the digestive enzymes it contains (amylase, lipase and catalase). These enzymes help to properly cut food with nutrients and contribute to their good intestinal assimilation, thus preventing intestinal fermentations. It is also an antibacterial, especially useful in the prevention of uterine fibroids.
• It is a "survival food": according to the German biologist and chemist Walter Scharz, 30g of tigernut daily would be enough to cover our basic nutritional needs!
• Tigernut is aphrodisiac: its content of quercetin and zinc increases the level of testosterone in men and estrogen in women, with an impact on energy and blood circulation as much as on the quality of fluids.
Exclusively in France, Biovie has chosen to work in partnership with Tigernuts Traders company, which has been importing the tigernut for 20 years in fair trade from Niger.
Here is the story of the project "fairtrade organic tigernuts":