The tigernut is a tuber not very well known by most, since it is not very named, except in recent years that an attempt has been made to promote its consumption a little more since it is a food with very good nutritional and healthy properties, for which it has been considered a super food.

Among its many nutritional components so beneficial to health are fibers, essential fatty acids, vitamins, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, starch and digestive enzymes.

Tigernut benefits:

  • It helps the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system, due to its great contribution of fiber, which prevents digestive problems such as constipation, inflammation and gas. Regulates bowel movement and stimulates nutrient absorption.
  • It contains digestive enzymes called amylase and lipase that act as prebiotics, favoring the intestinal flora.
  • It helps to regulate body weight, favoring the digestion of carbohydrates and avoiding the accumulation of fat both in the arteries and in areas of the body that we want to avoid such as the abdomen, thighs and hips.
  • Protects the cells of our body with its powerful antioxidants from the oxidative action of free radicals.
  • Protects the health of our cardiovascular system, providing essential fatty acids.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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