Tiger nut, popularly called Atadwe by the Akan people of Ghana, is one common fruit whose benefit most of us have no idea of. Wondering how to get rid of your heart attack, chest pain or stroke? Or you would want to enjoy the benefits of fiber?
There is just one ingredient which will best solve all your problems with many health benefits; tiger nuts!
Go through the underlisted health benefits of this amazing crop and find more reason to eat them often.
Before that, however let’s give you the biological definition of what a tiger nut is.
What Are Tiger Nuts?
Tiger nuts are not just nuts, they are tubers that grow under the soil’s surface. Its also known as Yellow Nutsedge, tiger nutsedge or earth almond.
The nuts have been used for many years and still remains popular across the world. Here are 10 surprising benefits of tiger nuts.
1. Rich In Vitamins E & C
Studies indicate that tiger nuts are full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C and E with potassium and phosphorus.
2. Rich Non- Meat Protein Source
Tiger nuts are one of the richest sources of non- meat protein that supplies energy essential for carrying out heavy work all through the day. Protein also plays an important role in building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood which is a major nutrient the body needs.
3. Rich In MUFA
Tiger nut is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids ( MUFAs) and that makes an excellent antidiabetic agent for the human system.
They have many nutritional and health benefits which makes it amazing food for every human being. Tiger nuts were traditionally used to treat stomach upsets.
5. Boosts ‘Good’ ( HDL) Cholesterol
Tiger nuts contain a fair amount of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid that helps increase one’s body HDL cholesterol
6. Potassium Booster
Tiger nuts are rich in potassium and its one of the few essential minerals that contribute to the proper functioning of the cell and body organs.
7. Rich In Fiber
Tiger nuts are packed with high fiber content which is about 33% and it is a considerable amount needed in the human system.