Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts (Ofio) / Chufas

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts (Ofio) / Chufas

Tiger nuts have been around for hundreds of years and even though it is abundant in Nigeria, only a few people know of the health benefits of this wonderful nuts.

Tiger nuts are actually small ”tuber-like” nuts and tastes like coconut but with a stronger ”nutty” flavor.

 As a kid, I enjoyed eating it in combination with roasted groundnut… a yummy combo made in heaven!..oh! lovely memories!

Without further ado, here are the health benefits of Tiger nuts (ofio)

1. Tiger Nuts are a good source of protein, carbohydrate , vitamins
(Vitamin B, C and E ) and minerals(calcium, copper,zinc,
potassium,iron and zinc.)

2. It contains calcium, which are great for strong bones and healthy tissues.

3. Tiger Nuts contains anti-inflammatory properties, and are great
for people with arthritis and colitis.

4. Tiger Nuts help to get rid of gas and soothes the gastrointestinal tract.

5. Tiger nuts contains heart friendly oils which have similar health
benefits as olive oil.

6. Tiger Nuts works as a diuretic and helps to cure constipation.

7. Tiger nuts milk can be used as a good substitute for cow’s milk,
and good for anyone with lactose intolerance, because it does not
contain lactose or fructose.

8. Tiger nut milk made without added sugars is great for diabetic
patients, because it contains Arginine, a hormone that produces
insulin.

9. Due to it’s high fiber and protein content, it is also great for
weight loss.

10. Tiger nut flour are great substitute for bread crumbs, but with
more health benefits than bread crumbs.

 Extra: Tiger nuts are also known as yellow nutsedge, cyperus esculentus or chufas.

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts (Ofio) / Chufas

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Sources:
http://www.botanical-online.com/chufa_cyperus_esculentus_propiedades_medicinales.html
http://www.tigernuts.es/chufa_chufas_tigernut_tigernuts.html

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16 Comments

  1. Confidence
    July 11, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Can a pregnant woman chew tiger but?

  2. Confidence
    July 11, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Is tiger but good for a pregnant woman

  3. Unknown
    June 17, 2016 / 7:47 am

    All that benefits..am a nurse and I wasn't aware of how great this nut is…thanks for the info sis….

  4. Chocolate cream
    April 8, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Kunuaya is also believed to be an aphrodisiac

  5. Anonymous
    January 10, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    This post was super helpful!!! Thank you

  6. Anonymous
    January 14, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Thanks 4 d grt work Nky, pls can ulcer patient take it, and hw gud is it 4 them?

  7. vee
    November 27, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Nky all I cn say is GOD BLESS U.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 1, 2014 / 9:51 am

      And you too dearie 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    October 6, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    Dis is awesome,i luv dis page

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 7, 2014 / 9:31 am

      thanks 🙂

  9. Bolaji
    September 18, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Wow! What a beneficial stumbling? I was looking for food image to design a banner and I stumbled on this. Without doubt Nky, you are a blessing. Keep it up. Please. I will bookmark this site asap.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 19, 2014 / 9:00 am

      Thanks for coming by dearie 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    August 11, 2014 / 9:18 am

    I never knew its real name. We refer 2 it here as 'hausa groundnuts'. So dats wat dey use in making Kunun… Tanx Nky. I hope its gud 4 pregnant women? I mean d recipe U jus gave bcos I want 2 try it asap!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

      Hi dear, it is used for making ''kunun aya'', there are actually different types of kunun. It is good for pregnant woman and helps bowel movement but don't take it too much. Moderation is the key.

  11. Anonymous
    August 5, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    I never knew ofio had such great benefits. No wonder I find it easier to use the toilet after chewing some ofio.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:18 pm

      yes dear ofio is a rich nut.

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