Tigernut flour is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, allergen-free, non-GMO, high in fibre and nutrition, paleo-perfect and tastes like coconut! Tigernuts are not nuts – they are actually tubers, small root vegetables that comprised up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. It has been suggested that the extinct hominin Paranthropus boisei, the “Nutcracker Man,” subsisted on tiger nuts.
Cyperus esculentus (also called chufa sedge, nut grass, yellow nutsedge, tiger nut sedge, or earth almond) is a crop of the sedge family widespread across much of the world. It is native to most of the Western Hemisphere as well as southern Europe, Africa, Madagascar, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It has become naturalized in many other regions, including Ukraine, China, Hawaii, Indochina, New Guinea, Java, New South Wales and various oceanic islands. In Spain, C. esculentus is cultivated for its edible tubers, called earth almonds or tiger nuts, for the preparation of “horchata de chufa”, a sweet, milk-like beverage. However, in most other countries, C. esculentus is considered a weed. Read more about Tiger nuts here.
According to TigerNuts purveyor, Organic Gemini, “Tigernuts are the #1 source of resistant starch, a prebiotic fibre that resists digestion and becomes fuel for our probiotic bacteria.” Read about the ‘Role of Probiotics in Improving Gut Health in Celiac Disease’ here.
Best of all – tigernut flour can be used to create moist and delicious gluten-free treats! Click on the images below to get started on adding this great-tasting, gluten-free flour into your recipe repertoire!
The Celiac Scene would like to know whether anyone has found this or any other brand of packaged tiger nut flour in the following areas: Victoria • Blanshard • Cook-Fairfield • Douglas Street • Fernwood • Fort Street • Government Street • Hillside • Inner Harbour • James Bay • Oak Bay • Quadra • Royal Oak – Broadmead • UVic
On VANCOUVER ISLAND • Campbell River • Chemainus • Cobble Hill • Comox • Coombs • Courtenay • Cowichan Bay • Duncan • Ladysmith • Lake Cowichan • Mill Bay • Nanaimo • Nanoose Bay• Parksville• Qualicum Beach• Port Renfrew• Shawnigan Lake• Sooke • Tofino • Ucluelet
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