Do you love tiger nuts? Get to know all the benefits of consuming them.
Tiger nut, also known as "Aya", "Imumu", “Aki Hausa" and "ofio" in various parts of Nigeria, is an unexploited rich snack in the country. It can be eaten as a snack and also processed and taken as a drink.
The benefits of Tiger nut include:
1. It serves as a substitute for animal milk
Tiger nut is the best substitute for cow milk because of its healthy fats.
2. It is a source of magnesium
Magnesium helps to provide energy to the body and also helps to develop muscles. If you want muscular development and great energy, consume a lot of tiger nuts in your diet.
3. It helps to control diabetes
Because of its high nutritional value, tiger nut can help to control diabetes.
4. Tiger nut has a high nutritional value
It is rich in Vitamins C and E, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Protein, Phosphorus and Iron.
5. Improves digestion
It helps to improve digestion because of its high fiber content.
6. It helps to control blood pressure
Tiger nut has a high content of amino acid arginine which helps to maintain a normal flow of blood.
7. It can be used as a laxative
It can also be a roughage or laxative for easy bowel movement in a case of constipation.