One of the great things about Tiger Nuts is that the tuber is ridiculously high in roughage, and yet low in calories and fat. Fiber is very important for our health.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that men get 38 grams of fiber a day, and that women obtain 25 grams of fiber daily in order to be healthy. Now there are many plant sources of fiber to choose from, and not all of them are the same. We’d like to illustrate that by comparing 3 snack foods to help you choose your fiber sources wisely.
One 5-ounce bag of Tiger Nuts Premium Organic contains ten 14-gram servings. One serving has 70 calories and 3 grams of fiber. Eating half a bag of Tiger Nuts means you’ve already consumed 15 grams of fiber, with only 350 calories and 17.5 grams of fat!
If you wish to obtain the same amount of fiber from almonds then you’d have to eat around 4.3 ounces, which contains 700 calories and 60 grams of fat! That’s a lot of fat and calories if you ask us! Let’s say you like cashews better than almonds. You’d have to eat 16.67 ounces to get 15 grams of fiber, because an ounce of cashews contains only 0.9 g of fiber. That would be 2,617 calories and 207 grams of fat, just for you to get 15 grams of fiber!!! That’s already a day’s worth of calories, and about 4-5 days worth of fats!
So which one do you think is the best source of fiber among the 3? If you think it’s Tiger Nuts then get you some from our on line store at www.tigernutsusa.com
By the way, we have two varieties of Tiger Nuts, our original Raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts and our Supreme Peeled Tiger Nuts, which start as Premium Organic, but our Spanish growers, using an all natural patented process, remove the outer skin, making them a little easier to chew.
Not only can you find these amazing tubers on our web site www.tigernutsusa.com but they are also sold across the country in 37 states in health food chains and stores. Click here for store near you!