Valencian tiger nut flour is obtained by grinding the whole tubers and sieving the powder through a fine screen to obtain an extra fine quality flour, perfect for a wide variety of recipes. Tiger nut flour is becoming known all over the world an ideal substitute for wheat flour, due to its natural sweet taste, its nutritional properties and especially because it is a gluten-free flour.
This flour comes from organic Valencian tiger nuts, an edible root tuber that fits in all types of diets and suitable for consumers suffering from food intolerances, for example gluten-free diets, sugar-free recipes, vegan and plant-based dishes, kosher diet, halal diet, etc. Tiger nut flour is ideal as a substitute for cereal flours containing gluten or unpleasing legume flour to prepare all kinds of recipes.
At Chufas Bou we obtain the best extra fine quality organic tiger nut flour thanks to our latest generation milling plant. In addition, in our facilities we only work with tiger nuts, so we ensure that there are no possibility of cross contamination or traces in our products.
The flour acquires its natural flavour from the Valencian tiger nut, thanks to our curing process, in which the tiger nuts are slowly dried, gradually loosing its moisture and acquiring its naturally sweet flavour.
Tiger Nut Flour Healthy Properties and Essential Nutrients
The organic Valencian tiger nut is a great source of natural minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, iron and zinc, as well as unsaturated fats, proteins and vitamins C and E and folic acid.
Everybody is concerned with a healthy gut nowadays as it contributes to a strong immune system, good heart and brain health, better mood and studies are showing how it prevents diseases. The tiger nut tuber has eupeptic properties, which helps people who suffer from dyspepsia, or heavy digestion, thanks to its content of enzymes (like amylase and lipase). Tiger nuts help with the digestion of carbohydrates and fats that cause heaviness, pain and flatulence. In addition, it is a prebiotic food that favours the growth of beneficial intestinal flora, which, added to its high fibre content, improves gut health.
“Tiger nut flour is becoming known all over the world an ideal substitute for wheat flour, due to its natural sweet taste, its nutritional properties and especially because it is a gluten-free flour”.
Organic tiger nut flour comes from the growing tiger nuts following organic practices guaranteeing it is free of synthetic chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. According to the article Scientific Evidence about Organic Production published by the Spanish Society for Organic Agriculture (SEAE), it is advisable to change our diet to organic food and ingredients to prevent diseases and boost our health and well-being.
“More and more artisan workshops choose to include tiger nut flour among the raw materials to make breads, cookies, nougat, pastes and cakes… the posibilites are endless!”.
Furthermore, organic food tends to be better for the environment because it reduces pollution, helps with water conservation, prevents soil erosion, focuses on increasing soil fertility naturally and generally uses less energy. Organic farming practices is also better for nearby birds and wildlife in general, as well the communities who live close to farms. At Chufas Bou we are committed to organic production, cultivating our fields in Alboraya (Valencia) following European organic farming regulations and being organic certified by CAECV.
How to use Organic Tiger Nut Flour
With tiger nut flour you can make all kinds of recipes: cakes, cookies, bread, granolas and healthy energy bars, without added sugar thanks to the naturally sweet taste of tiger nuts. At L’Obrador de Bou, our workshop, we make our crêpes with Valencian tiger nut flour combined with buckwheat flour, our famous L’Obrador cake, a tender and tasty tiger nut sponge cake. In addition, we make an innovative range of tiger nut flour cookies without added sugar, with chocolate or spirulina.
More and more artisan workshops choose to include tiger nut flour among the raw materials to make breads, cookies, nougat, pastes and cakes … the possibilities are endless! Food industries are also reformulating their products to improve the nutritional profile of their products thanks to tiger nut flour and developing “gluten-free foods” to cater to the increasing number of people suffering from this disease.
In addition, tiger nut flour can also be used as an egg substitute in vegan recipes, for example to prepare a potato omelette, it is as simple as changing the egg for a mixture of tiger nut flour and water.
Stay tuned! We will be uploading recipes made with organic tiger nut flour. If you are inspired, you can share your recipes on social networks with the hashtag #tigernutcooking.