WHY CHOOSE TIGERNUTS
The SYMFONIO tigernuts comes from an organic project in Burkina Faso.
When harvesting the nuts, the leaves are removed first and then the roots with the valuable tubers
are removed from the ground with a fork or machine.
The women’s communities take care of the delicate process of drying and further processing.
Then they sell the products on the local market and the surplus as export,
providing a much-needed income in disadvantaged areas.
The Paranthropus boisei (the “Nutcracker” an evolutionary offshoot of Homo sapiens)is said to have lived on tigernuts, among other things, about 2 million years ago. In Egypt, Persia and the Chinese Empire, the nuts were used as medicine.
Tiger nuts are versatile and can be eaten as a snack or ground as flour for biscuits and other bakery products. It can also be used as a starch to make nougat, jam , beer or ice cream. And it can be used as an additive in smoothies and drinks. Horchata is a well-known drink made from tiger nut milk, an alternative to dairy milk. The milk can be fermented into yogurt. The oil is used for soap and cosmetics, but also for salads or for baking.