MarkalTigernut flour - organic
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Markal tigernut flour is raw food qualaity and has a sweet, slightly nutty taste. Since long ago Tigernuts have been recognized for their unusual nutritional qualities and medicinal properties. They are brown colored tubercles, with a round and rough form, which can be eaten fresh or dried, raw, grilled or dried.
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Latin name: Cyperus Esculentus
* from certified organic agriculture
Raw quality Produkt. "Raw quality" food is treated below a maximum of 45°C, because enzymes and healthy nutriments (e.g. a large part of vitamins) are destroyed beyond this temperature.Allergen prevention measures implemented by the company MARKAL:
* the packaging schedule is defined based on allergens
* complete cleaning after each product
* additional cleaning at the end of workingshifts by a specialized company
- Average data per 100g:
- energy: 2344,68kj/ 562,90kcal
- protein: 4,58g
- carbohydrates: 63,6g, of which 21.23g suggar
- fat: 24,90 g of which 1,29 g saturated
- fibres: 33,04g
- potassium : 9900 mg
- phosphor : 260mg
- magnesium : 90 mg
- calcium : 180 mg (data not from producer)
- salt : 0,01 g
- Positive effects on the heart and on blood circulation
- Antioxidant and curative action
- Reduction of bad cholesterol becaue of the highvitamin E proportion
- Regulating effect on the blood sugar
Tigernuts can be consumed in various forms: entire, peeled, as flocks or flour, processed to vegetable oil or to milk. Tigernut flour contains mostly carbohydrates and some vegetable proteins but also, and this is rather unusual for roots, a good proportion of lipids, mostly unsaturated fatty acids. As tigernut flour is rich in dietary fibres it increases the volume and accelerates considerably the food passage through the intestine, improving constipation problems in a few days. Further tigernut flour is very rich in potassium and rich in phosphorus and magnesium but also interesting for its content of enzyme, vitamin E (alpha and gamma tocopherol, good for cell protection), Biotin (also called vitamin H, B7 or B8), rutin (a flavonoid stabilizes blood vessels and protects cells and organs from free radicals). The combination of its quality nutrients gives tigenut flour carminative, digestive, diuretic, menstruation stimulating (emmenagogic), anti-LDL-cholesterol, stimulating, regenerative and tonic properties. Ayurveda uses tigernuts, andCyperus rotundus too, for the treatment of flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery and excessive thirst. In Morocco tigernuts was thought to be powerful spermatogenic, aphrodisiac and galactagogue. In Spain, the plant is called Chufa and transformed into a very popular drink called Horchata de Chufa.
Guaranteed without gluten this tigernut flour is ideal for people with celiac disease or wishing to reduce their gluten consumption. As its important satiety reduces feelings of hunger (30g tigernut flour with some yoghurt, cheese or other protein source already provide a feeling of fullness) tigernut flour is ideal for restriction diets. Also for diabetics a consumption of tigernuts is recommended as one spoon tigernut flour added to the normal diet can lower blood sugar level.
Tigernuts (or Tiger nuts) have lots of oder names: chufa sedge, nut grass, yellow nutsedge, tigernut sedge, nutsedge, earth almond, ground earth-nut, ground-nut or rush-nut.
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