What is Tiger nut?
Tiger nut drink has become very popular as a homemade beverage, probably because of the benefits and nutrients it contains. Tiger nuts is the small dried edible tuber of a kind of sedge. Tiger nuts are locally known as ofio.
What is the health benefit of Tiger nut?
The truth is that Tiger nuts have a lot of health benefits. Tiger nuts are very healthy, they help to prevent hearth attacks, thrombosis and activate blood circulation. It has a high content of soluble glucose which prevent cancer and lately some investigators discovered that they reduce the risk of suffering colon cancer. The very high fibre content combined with a delicious taste, make them ideal for healthy eating.
What is Tiger Nut Drink?
Tiger nut milk drink is a traditional drink in Nigeria and also in Spain. This drink is a blended mixture of tiger nuts and other nutritious components.
What does Tiger Nut Drink do for the human body?
Tiger nut drinks mixed with date palm and coconut has also been discovered to be a good aphrodisiac for men.
The drink contains a many minerals useful and necessary for the human body. It contains Vitamins C and E, which acts as antioxidants, help to fight the oxidative action of free radicals, and also reduce cholesterol.
Tiger nuts drink is good for people with heart diseases and diabetes, as they contain a large amount of fiber, fatty acids, and vitamins.
How can I make tiger nuts Drink at home?
It is better you prepare your tiger nut drink yourself because you can’t really tell what was added to the one’s sold in shops. Most commercial sellers add sugar to the mixture. So, we will be teaching you how to make this healthy drink yourself.
How long do I soak tiger nuts?
Usually tiger nuts are usually soaked for 24 hours, covered, at room temperature. After which you drain tiger nuts and pour it into a blender add hot (not boiling) water. Blend on high until almost smooth, 1 to 2 minutes, depending on the blender you are using.
Ingredients and Recipe for making Tiger Nut drink with dates and coconut
Tiger nut- 2 1/2 Cups
Coconut- 1 Large
Dates- 10 Pieces (The more dates you add, the sweeter the drink you made).
Water- To blend the nuts and dates. Quantity depends on how much you have to blend so use as required
Blender- To blend
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Steps to prepare tiger nut drink with dates and coconut
Step 1. Wash the tiger nuts properly. Put it in a bowl, add water and soak for 24 hours. Drain the water after soaking.
Step 2. Break the coconuts into small pieces, separate white part from the shell for easy blending.
Step 3. Soak the dates in hot water to soften. Take out the seeds from the dates.
Step 4. Put the soaked tiger nuts, coconut and softened seedless dates to a blender. Add enough water and blend until “smooth”. Please note that it won’t be completely smooth.
Step 5. Use fine sieve, to squeeze and sieve the blend until you get all the milk out. You can do this repeatedly, put the blend back into the blender, add water, blend and sieve again until you extract as much milk as possible.
This is all you need to make your Tiger nut drink.
You can serve the drink warm or chilled.
How to properly preserve Tiger nut drink
After making the drink, the next challenge would be how to preserve it. This drink should last for about 2 to 3 days in the fridge, just shake well before you drink. If you want to preserve it longer, its recommended that you put it in the freezer.
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