Product Review: Tiger Nuts Flour and Snacks From Tiger Nuts

I received a sample of both Tiger Nuts Snacks and Tiger Nuts Flour. Tiger nuts are not nuts at all. Rather, they are tubers, more of a root vegetable.

I’ll touch briefly on the snacks. I did not like the snacks. While the flavor was good, they were too hard and I was genuinely concerned that my teeth were going to break so I didn’t even finish them.

As far as the flour, that’s a different story.

The Tiger Nuts flour has a sweet, nutty flavor. It is slightly chewy. It is basically ground tiger nuts. So far, I used it to make cookies and pancakes and they came out good. I really liked the cookies.

 

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The cookies were more chewy than they would typically be, which I liked.  They were also very fragile coming out of the oven, until they cooled.

 

 

It can be used 1 to 1 as a flour replacement.

I would imagine that the tiger nut flour would be an easy switch for any nut flour, although I haven’t tried it.

 

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I also made pancakes using a recipe I found online.  The taste was good. They also had the slightly chewy texture. This is not necessary a bad thing. It depends on how you like your pancakes. Put a little peanut butter on top or chocolate hummus and you have yourself a great little snack!

 

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How does it compare nutritionally to almond flour?  Based on 1/4 cup…

  • similar in calories
  • less protein and fat than almond flour
  • more fiber and sugar than almond flour
  • nut free- almond flour is not

 

Pros:

  • nut free
  • gluten free
  • dairy free
  • paleo
  • kosher
  • certified organic
  • non-GMO
  • contains prebiotic fiber
  • good source of resistant starch
  • high in fiber
  • high in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins C and E
  • allergy friendly

 

 

Cons:

  • contains anti-nutrients, such as tannins and oxalates, which may be reduced a bit  by germinating or roasting the nuts prior to eating
  • people with GI issues may be sensitive to the fiber in tiger nuts
  • has natural sugars that you might not get in other flours
  • hard to find
  • not many recipes out there
  • pricey

 

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Availability:

Not yet available in every grocery store.

  • variety of health food stores
  • Amazon
  • website

 

For more information, check their website: TigerNutsUSA.com

 

**I strive to give an honest opinion and accurate information.  All information was accurate at the time of publishing to the best of my knowledge.

 

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