Tiger nuts, also known as ofio in igbo, imumu in yoruba and aya in Hausa, are in fact, not nuts. They are actually tubers, which are a sort of root vegetables. It is hard to consume them in their raw form, as they are very hard on the teeth, so people soak them in water or even make milk out of them.
Tiger nuts are not likely to cause allergies and they are very nutritious. They are a source of sugar, dietary fibre, carbohydrates, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, protein, fat, calcium, magnesium, sodium, as well as vitamins C and E. All of these elements great for maintaining a healthy body, including bones, muscles and blood circulation.
Tiger nuts and male/ female fertility
If you and your partner struggle with infertility and are undergoing treatment for it, you both should eat a lot of tiger nuts in one way or the other. They will significantly improve the success rate of the treatment,The extract from tiger nuts has a very positive effect on reproductive hormones,sperm motility, and sperm count.
In case you have problems with your menstrual cycle (because of either hormone imbalance or older age), tiger nuts can help you normalise your menstrual cycle. For conceiving a child also tiger nuts works during pregnancy. Tiger nuts reduces the level of sugar in the blood and helps to boost the immune system,it also stabilises the cardiovascular and nervous systems, and also activates the cerebral blood flow and give charge to the muscles.