Tiger nut contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron necessary for bones, tissues repair, muscles and the bloodstream.
They are known to prevent cardiovascular diseases and also a good source of Vitamins C and E.
Tiger nut is a good source of protein, cures erectile dysfunction, controls diabetes, acts as a good remedy for indigestion as well as being rich in fibre. Its many uses mean it can be prepared or consumed in several ways. It can be consumed fresh or dried, grounded into powder form or any other way deemed fit for consumption.
It can be eaten raw as snack both dry or fresh. Tiger nut can be extracted as milk and can be used as an alternative to those who do not like dairy milk. Confectionary industries use them in baking, here the nuts are roasted.
Most biscuits companies are now seriously including them in production because of the great taste produced.
Oil extracted from tiger nuts can be used in soap making, can also be used as starch extract and as a flavouring agent in ice-cream.