Tiger nut flour is one of the products we get from tiger nuts other products are (tiger nut milk, tiger nut oil)
Although it’s not a popular flour in recent times people are beginning to get aware about it.
And it can replace all purpose flour in some recipes.
Unpeeled Tiger nut flour is brown in colour,
while peeled flour is white or a mixture of white and brown depending on how well its peeling.
The flour is gluten and nut free.
It has a sweet and nutty taste.
|Unpeeled Flour 100g||Peeled Flour100g|
|Trans fat||Less than 0.1g|
|Sodium||Less than 2mg|
|Dietary Fibre ( 42% of DI***)||25.3g|
|Iron (45% of RDI*)||10.8mg|
|Vitamin E (19% of RDI*)||3.8mg|
|Magnesium (16% of RDI*)||100mg|
|Zinc (11% of RDI*)||2.7mg|
|Potassium (5% of RDI*)||510mg|
|Vitamin C (3% of RDI*)||2mg|
|Calcium (1% of RDI*)||15mg|
How to make tiger nut flour
Whole tiger nut flour
- Dry tiger nut
- Clean up tiger nuts by picking and washing to remove dirt’s, sand and stones. (When washing do not allow the nuts to soak up water).
- Use dry tiger nuts when making flour.
- After washing, allow to dry out.
- If you are using clean packaged tiger nuts skip the step above.
- Place the nut in a grinder and grind.
- Spread out the grinded nuts to cool for about 20 minutes.
- Flour is ready for use.
- Store the tiger nut flour in a clean airtight container.
How to make tiger nut plum flour
This is flour made from the chaff (the solid left over) after making tiger nut milk
See how to make tiger nut milk to get previous steps.
- Dry chaff either under the sun or a dehydrator
- If using the sun it would take about 2 days to dry out completely.
- The dried plum is then blended until smooth
- Allow to cool
- Store in an air tight container
- It’s used as thickener in soups, sauce
- It’s used in making tiger nut milk. See recipe below.
- it’s a good alternative to all purpose flour
- combine with any other kind of flour for baking.
- add to akamu (pap), cereal and used as topping in ice cream, yogurt
How to make tiger nut milk using tiger nut flour
- 2 Cup of Tiger Nut Flour
- 2 ½ Cup of Water
- Mix the flour and water together in a bowl
- Pass through a cheese or muslin bag
- Serve the milk or refrigerate.
Promotes good digestion
The flour from tiger nuts is gluten free and this comes with some benefits.
Because it’s gluten free, it does not contain the complex protein
found in gluten foods which slow down digestion process,
but it contains lots of fiber which helps to ease digestion,
promote bowel movements, eliminates diarrhea, constipation and bloating.
Helps with healthy bones and teeth
It has a good amount of calcium that makes for healthy bones and teeth, this is very good for children.
Promotes healthy sugar level
It stabilizes blood sugar, its low in glycemic this makes it good for diabetics.
The high amount of fiber can be uncomfortable to the throat and stomach,
making use of peeled tiger nut flour or mixing it with another type of flour with lower fiber
can help reduce the amount of fiber consumed.