Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Product Review: Tiger Nuts

A while back I was sent a bag of Tiger Nuts to try out. Tiger Nuts are not actually nuts; they are tubers that grow in the ground, and then are dried and packaged as sweet little snacks. I had never heard of them before being sent a package to try, and I wasn't sure what to think when I opened up the bag to check them out. They look a bit like nuts, but they come peeled and ready to eat.

Before trying them, I did a bit of research and was surprised to find out that they are actually quite good for you. A staple in some countries around the world, these little powerhouses are high in fibre, several vitamins and minerals, and are thought to protect against a host of illnesses. They can be eaten dried and raw like in the Tiger Nuts packages, or they can be soaked to create a kind of nutty-flavoured, dairy free milk.

I really liked the flavour, and so did my husband. It took a bit of convincing for my 5 year old to try them, but even he thought they tasted sweet. They can be a little dry and the texture takes a little getting used to, but since you're not eating them by the bagful, it's not something that got in the way of the taste. They're kind of like nuts that way- a little goes a long way. Part of my lifestyle change involves eating healthier foods, and these are perfect for keeping me feeling full while providing me with great nutrition.

These would be a great snack food, excellent in a trail mix or mixed into an oatmeal, as a post-workout snack, or for people who have poor appetites and need a lot of nutrition in a small amount of food.

They're naturally gluten free, and these don't have any added flavours, preservatives, etc. Just a healthy, natural snack. Learn more at www.tigernutsusa.com 

I received a complimentary bag of Tiger Nuts, but no other financial compensation for this post. 

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