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Nutritional benefits of Tigernuts

August 13, 2020 0 Comments

Tigernuts has been grown for centuries; however, it is not well known in the U.S despite its numerous nutritional benefits, but we hope to change that as a brand. Tiger nut is an excellent source of natural nutrients; it mainly provides magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and zinc. Tigernuts can be consumed in its dry form (similar to Good Soul Tigernuts) or soaked in water to soften for a delicious and creamy taste.            

Tigernuts have been eaten as an essential diet in ancient Egypt & Africa for decades. There is abundant cultivation of Tigernuts in West Africa, especially Northern, Nigeria, home of Good Soul Tigernuts.

The nutritional benefits of Tigernuts are numerous, but we will pick the big ones to share with you!

 TIGER NUT MAY HELP IN ENHANCING DIGESTION

Tigernuts contain a high amount of Fiber which keeps the digestive system active, providing a healthy & active digestive system, according to a Harvard T.H.Chan report - Americans only get 15g of Fiber where 30g is ideal for daily bodily function. An ounce of Good Soul Tigernuts contains 10g of Fiber - a 36% Daily Value!

TIGERNUTS ARE GREAT SUBSTITUTE FOR DAIRY MILK 

For people who are Lactose-intolerance, Tigernut Milk can serve as excellent alternative milk. Tigernuts contain essential nutrients found in Dairy milk, including Vitamin D, Calcium, Protein, Vitamin E, and many more! Due to its high nutrient content, many food scientists refer to Tigernuts as a Superfood! Make your own Tigernut Milk at home with our recipe posted on Instagram!

A GOOD SOURCE OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN 

One of the most significant benefits of plant protein is a low concentration of fat and cholesterol, Tigernuts contains Plant-based protein! Plant-based proteins are becoming more popular today as consumers are moving away from Animal protein and looking for better-for-you protein sources – an ounce of Good Soul Tigernuts contains 2g of protein!

TIGERNUT PROVIDES A GOOD AMOUNT OF POTASSIUM, AN ESSENTIAL ELECTROLYTE

Regular consumption of Tigernuts may help in providing potassium to the body. Potassium can help control blood pressure, and replenish lost electrolytes during physical activities. An ounce of Tigernuts contains higher potassium than a banana. Potassium consumption helps in the proper functioning of body cells and maintaining a healthy, vital body organ. It also helps regulate the amount of acid-base and distribution of water throughout the body.

GREAT SOURCE OF IRON

Iron is an essential nutrient for healthy blood and function. It helps produce hemoglobin in the blood cell that transports oxygen from the lungs to other organs and tissues throughout the body. Iron has a role in creating energy from nutrients; thus, deficiency of iron can cause anemia.


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