If you’ve never tried a tigernut, you might say they taste a bit like coconut, cantaloupe, and almonds. – Andrea Orazi

Tigernuts, not a tiger and not a nut – in fact, they’re actually nut-free! Tigernuts are small vegetable tubers that grow underground, sometimes also referred to as chufa, nut grass, and yellow nutsedge. They’re high in fibre, magnesium, and vitamin C and E, and low in carbohydrates and calories. Tigernuts are rich in a “resistant starch” prebiotic, which benefits your microbiome (gut flora). We love that they’re allergy-friendly foods, free from not only nuts, but they’re also vegan, gluten-free and soy-free too!

How to Enjoy:

Drizzle Tigernut Oil on a salad

Bake with Tigernut flour (naturally gluten-free!)

Drink Horchata or Tigernut Milk

Tigernut Granola

Tigernut Icecream

Canadian brands we love:

The Chufa Co.


This post is part of our series Superfoods to Enjoy with Yoso that highlights some of our favourite healthy, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients to enjoy with our dairy-free products.