The first thing you need to know about tiger nuts: they are not nuts. They are tubers and grow underground. You'll find these root vegetables around the Mediterranean and in Nothern Africa.
What's more: organic tiger nuts are free of all major allergens such as lactose, fructose or gluten, so it is suitable for people suffering from different kinds of food intolerances. For this reason, organic tiger nuts adapt to the most demanding diets, such as raw food, paleo, nut-free, vegan, kosher and halal.
For a long time, tiger nuts were just a local product in Valencia (Spain) where it was the ingredient to make horchata (tiger nut milk). Nowadays more and more people discover the benefits of this superfood.
Tiger nuts are very versatile and can be added to your diet in a variety of ways.
Use them raw or roasted, although they are easier to chew when they have been soaked or boiled in water.
They make for a tasty snack but can also be used as toppings for a variety of dishes.
Ground Tiger nuts are a perfect gluten-free replacement for flour or binder in veggie burgers.