Grain Free, Nut Free Paleo Inspired Flour...
Tiger Nut flour is my new obsession and the subject of today's What's That?! Wednesday post! Tiger nuts have a name that is very deceptive because they are actually not a nut at all - they are from the tuber family so they are a naturally grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free food. Perfect for those sensitive to nuts and eating a grain-free diet!!
Tiger nuts are grown in Africa and are the underpart of a stem, similar to a root, that grows underground. Potatoes, tapioca, yuca, and cassava are also from the tuber family for example. In a recent Oxford study, tiger nuts were shown to have fueled up to 80% of our paleolithic ancestors diet.
Here are some of the reasons why I love Tiger Nuts and Tiger Nut Flour:
Check out my new Tiger Nut Flour Zucchini Muffins for a fabulous recipe the whole family will love. It's perfect for a breakfast or snack on the go ! I'll be posted more tiger nut flour recipes soon...stay tuned and let me know what you think as you experiment on your own.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: I would not advise that you any forms of resistant starch if you have SIBO as it can feed the bacteria. For everyone else, resistant starch is a fabulous way to make your meals more hearty and reduce your snacking between meals.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
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