Q. What makes tigernuts so healthy?
A. Tigernuts have a very impressive health profile. Tigernuts have a lot of things going for them - they are one of the leading sources of magnesium and they contain healthy fats, like oleic acid. They are a good source of Vitamin E and C. But we think the very best thing about them is their Resistant Starch content - a prebiotic fibre that feeds the good bacteria in our guts..
Q. What is resistant starch?
A. Resistant starch is a prebiotic. It’s the fibre that doesn’t get digested and makes its way to the colon to feed the microflora in our gut. Resistant starch also helps you feel fuller, longer. Think of Resistant Starch as a fertilizer for your gut and the perfect companion to probiotics for optimal gut health.
Q. Why are tigernuts considered an ancient superfood?
A. A recent Oxford University study revelealed our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts and this food would have contained sufficiently high amounts of minerals and vitamins. And the fatty acids that would have been particularly important for the hominid brain.
Q. Are your tigernuts certified organic?
A. Yes they are certified by Ecocert.
Q. Where can I find your products?
A. We are currently in the process of launching our tigernut milk ice-cream, so keep an eye on our stockist page to find a retailer near you! And feel free to suggest a retailer you think we should contact!
Q. Don't you sell milk?
A. We certainly do! We only distribute in Toronto at: The Big Carrot, Fiesta Farms, The Goods, YamChops, Sorelle (Yorkville & Vaughan), Green Zebra (online).
We are working hard to improve our shelf-life and maintain integrity! We are almost there and hope to have our milk available nation wide by Autumn 2018.
Q. Where do you ship/deliver? And how!?
A. We use dry ice to ship our ice-cream. We are currently working on new partners to makes sure we can reach all of our customers (with reasonable shipping costs!)
Q. Are all of your products free from nuts?
A.. Our production facility is a strictly nut-free. We also source our ingredients from certified nut-free producers. Please get in touch with any questions and to enquire about our suppliers. We're working on our own certification
Q. Are you gluten-free?
A. Some of our inclusions do have all purpose flour, so we are not a gluten free-facility. Although we work very hard to avoid any cross-contamination.
Q. Are tigernuts a sustainable crop?
A. Good question. Yes - tigernuts are incredibly sustainable crop and don’t require a lot of natural resources to grow. And in fact, they are probably growing in your yard! In Canada, yellow nutsedge (aka tigernuts) are invasive weeds!