What are Tiger Nuts

by Kayla Galloway on December 02, 2021

Tiger Nuts are a long-beloved superfood, dating back to ancient Egypt, where they were both used medicinally and eaten as treats. Thousands of years ago, our Paleo ancestors cultivated Tiger Nuts from the roots of the Cyperus esculentus plant and utilized them to fuel up to 80% of their diets.

Somewhere along the way, we lost track of our roots, and potato chips, trail mix, and candy replaced these natural SuperSnacks. They are not totally forgotten, as they can still be eaten raw, however Tiger Nuts are mainly seen in Europe and used to make a popular Spanish drink, Horchata (think the milk after a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch..) But in the US they are largely unheard of. Until now...

We turned this ancient treat into an everyday snack. Our TigerPuffs are made for you to enjoy as a substitute (or addition) to your favorite snacks. They are a naturally sweet treat for diabetics or anyone watching their sugar intake. Eating these everyday won’t just make you stronger and faster; they reduce inflammation, heal your gut, help lower blood pressure, and fight cancer!

We recommend adding TigerPuffs to any meal - they not only add vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats, but add incredible flavor and texture that complements any dish. With a healthy blend of carbs, fiber, fat and protein, TigerPuffs are the complete snack. TigerPuffs are perfect for anyone who is vegan, nut free, gluten free, soy free, paleo, keto, diabetic… and everyone in between! 


Health benefits:

Macro & Micro-Nutrient friendly:

  • A quarter cup serving of raw tiger nuts contains around 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of protein.
  • A quarter cup serving of TigerPuffs contains 100 calories, 5 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein.
  • These small puffs are packed with magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin E. 
  • Eating just 25 TigerPuffs provides your body with more Potassium than a banana, perfect for a lower-sugar recovery snack. 


  • Tiger nuts have a lipid profile which is very similar to olive oil, which is considered one of the healthiest oils for your heart
  • Tiger nuts activate blood circulation, reducing blood pressure and helping to prevent heart attacks and thrombosis. 

Gut friendly:

  • Most importantly, they’re good for your gut. Your gut health not only impcats digestion, but affects our mood, energy levels, and even stress and anxiety. This functional food keeps your gut biome in healthy order and helps control blood pressure.  
  • TigerPuffs have a higher fiber content than oat bran, cabbage, carrots, plums and Chia seeds. 
  • The fiber helps prevent constipation and acts as an appetite suppressant, which helps us to stay full and lean.
  • They're also a great source of resistant starch, which helps fuel the good bacteria in our gut. 
  • Due to the high contents of soluble glucose, they prevent cancer and lately some investigators have discovered that they reduce the risk of suffering from colon cancer. 


  • Tiger nuts contain polyphenol, which makes them a valuable food for potentially controlling inflammation and hypertension.

No sugar-spikes:

  • Tiger nuts have a naturally sweet taste but do not cause blood sugar spikes that can be particularly harmful for people with diabetes. Recent studies have shown that due to their high fiber content, tiger nuts do not spike blood sugar in the same way as most carbohydrates.
  • As a protein-rich food, tiger nuts are a great way to stave off hunger pangs and stabilize blood sugar. 
  • A quarter cup of TigerPuffs contains up to 10 grams of fiber, which can improve blood sugar control and cholesterol levels, in time reducing the effects of Type 2 diabetes. 

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