Did the Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe I share earlier this week stirred some curiosity in you? I know I posted some ingredients that you might be a little hesitant to buy just for the recipe. So, to make sure that you can try the recipe and of course, Tigernuts, I teamed up with Organic Gemini, the company that uses Tigernuts as a centerpiece of their products, for our first giveaway this year. Are you getting excited?
What exactly are TigerNuts? It is a root vegetable (not a nut) that originates from Northern Africa and Mediterranean. For centuries, this tuber which is also known as nookon or chufa, has been a staple in some people's diet. This vegetable is loaded with fiber in the form of Resistant Starch, a prebiotic that actually helps our bodies develop probiotics. Plus, it is rich in iron, potassium, phosphorus and Vitamins E & C. Sounds good already?
Anyway, the people at Organic Gemini has sent me three of their best products to try. The TigerNut Raw Snack, is the purest it can be. This raw and sun dried TigerNuts snack is vegan, paleo, Kosher, allergy free, gluten free and nonGMO.
The kids and I like that it is naturally sweet and has a nutty flavor as well. The snack however is really fibrous. So be prepared to chew it for a while. The manufacturers suggest to soak it first so that it becomes softer and to enhance the flavor.
I also received a bag of Organic Gemini TigerNut flour which is basically ground TigerNuts. This naturally gluten free flour is great for baking. It is not grainy and gives baked goods a hint of sweetness and nutty flavor. I've used it on my Chocolate Chip Blondies and the results are always perfect. Oh, don't forget about the health benefits too.
If you are also avoiding dairy (and nuts) like us, I suggest you give these TigerNut Horchata a try. Nutrition wise, these are way healthier than most dairy substitutes available in the market. It is naturally sweetened with either medjool dates, honey or fruits. Yup, no added sugars! My kids love the Banana flavor. I'm torn between the Chai and Coffee. These Horchata are excellent for baking too.
Now for the exciting part. Our friends from Organic Gemini would like to giveaway a gift pack of a full sized Raw Tiger Nut Snack and Tiger Nut Flour to one of our readers. What a great way to start the year right?
This giveaway is open to all US residents 18 years old and up. It ends on Jan 23, 2015 11:59 pm EST.
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(Note: Though I receive free products, this doesn't affect our views regarding the products. Please see my full disclosure here. )