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Brown Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts, chufa, earth almond and yellow nutsedge are but a few of the numerous names for this rich nut that was originally cultivated in Egypt as far back as 4000bc.

Scientifically known as Cyperus esculentus, tiger nuts come in two colours, black and brown.

At Organic Trade and Investments, our tiger nuts are significantly organic and additive-free.

It fits right in many diet choices; paleo, gluten-free, vegan, low FODMAP, grain-free, whole food, etc… It can be eaten raw and does not necessarily require cooking.

People consume tiger nuts for various reasons – medicine, aphrodisiac and food. Although the taste is hard to describe, some people say it is similar to nutty flavoured almonds except tiger nuts are also naturally sweeter.

Eating the nuts either in their whole form or making other meals from them is beneficial since they are packed with nutrients. Tiger nuts are a rich source of roughages that also aids digestion and bowel movement.

The benefits of tiger nuts are numerous benefits including controlling blood sugar, improving heart health and boosting the immune system.

If you intend to consume this milky nut but are seeking an easier way, this article is for you. We will be sharing how you can drain the nutritious milk from the nuts for use in your day-to-day diet.

This recipe is absolutely simple and can be done without any complication because you need just two ingredients; OTI Natural Raw Tiger Nuts and filtered water.


  • Measure the number of nuts that best suit your preference and wash them.

  • Soak the tiger nuts for six hours or more (preferably overnight). This will allow the nuts to soften as they will swell in size to make them easier to blend into creamy, smooth milk.

  • Put your tiger nuts in a high-speed processor or blender and blend them into rough chunks.

  • Now, add some cups in proportion to the tiger nuts you have and continue blending for 3 – 4 minutes till you get it creamy and smooth.

  • Using a strainer, carefully separate the milk from the chaff. You can also do this with clean linen, mesh or napkin for a finer strain – squeeze it till you get all the milk out.

  • Pour your fresh milk into a glass jar or bottle to preserve it in your fridge.

You can use this milk in your breakfast cereals, teas, smoothies, pancakes, fruit salads or even as a refreshing drink.

NB: Try to use the milk within three days as it might begin to smell slightly sour as it spoils. Remember to give the glass of milk a good shake before each use to mix up any tiny sediments.

Meanwhile, the leftover tiger nut pulp does not go to waste; it can easily be made into flour by leaving it to dry by air or in the oven at a very low temperature.

Since it is sweeter than regular flor, it can be used for a variety of snacks like crackers, no-bake bars, pancakes cookies, etc...

The wet pulp can also be kept refrigerated and added to smoothies.

Try this recipe out and give us your feedback, we’d love to know how you find it.


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