How to make tigernut milk!

Tiger Nut  (also called Hausa groundnuts by some) is common here in Nigeria  but I hate to chew it because for me, it’s too much stress…..so I found out that I could blend it and get its milk…..

This is my glass of tiger milk>>>

TIGER NUT MILK

Below are the procedures and Importance [Culled from Drop it: Healthy Snacking Tigernuts]

  • Soak the fresh [washed and sorted] tiger nuts in a covered container overnight (if you are using dried or roasted tiger nuts, you may need to soak them for about 2 days to get them soft enough to blend) .  It’s better to keep them in the fridge while soaking so they don’t ferment.
  • Rinse the nuts then blend in batches (It’s a good idea to do a handful at a time)–  don’t add to much water to the blender though – just enough to ‘move things along’ in the blender.
  • Tip each batch into a waiting sieve and  allow the milk run through until you are done blending. (It’s also a good idea to blend the fresh ginger with the last batch)
  • Now pass the chaff through a fine sieve . You may want to add just a bit of water to get the entire flavor out of the tiger nut chaff.  pass the chaff through the blender again to ensure that all the milk is extracted out of the material.
  • At this point you can sweeten to your taste then refrigerate (the milk keeps for up to 48 hours)

Benefits of tiger nuts {Source: Tigernuts USA website}

  1.  Tigernuts are high content in fiber.
  2. Tigernut milk (also known as Horchata de Chufas) is a great substitute for cow’s milk.
  3. Tigernuts are a good source of magnesium
  4.  Tigernuts give you a potassium boost
  5.  Tigernuts are a good non-meat source of protein
  6.  Tigernut could rival olive oil for “heart healthy” oils
  7.  Tiger nuts Can Help Fight Malnutrition in Under-developed Nations.

Read more on the Tigernut USA website HERE.

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