Don’t know what a TigerNuts are? That’s ok. About 1 in 10 people don’t know either.
TigerNuts are not nuts, but tubers, small root vegetables which comprised up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. This ancient superfood originates from Africa. It is currently cultivated in West Africa & the Mediterranean. TigerNuts are the #1 source of Resistant Starch, a prebiotic fiber that resists digestion and becomes fuel for our probiotic bacteria. One ounce of TigerNuts has 40% of our daily recommended fiber! Learn More about Resistant Starch HERE.
Organic Gemini is a Brooklyn-based startup making healthful beverages and snacks. Their newest drink is called TigerNut Horchata. Horchata has been enjoyed for centuries on the shores of the Mediterranean. This authentic Spanish beverage has a rich cultural heritage. Celebrating a time-honored recipe from Valencia, their simple blend uses the best, hand-picked organic Tigernuts and is cold pressed to preserve their precious nutrients.
Organic Gemini Products include:
[toggles title=”Tiger Nut Raw Snack 5oz & 12oz”]Raw, Organic, Sun-Dried TigerNuts have a sweet and slightly nutty flavor. They are known throughout the world by different names, including nookon or chufa. A TigerNut by any name, however, is a little tuber with a great deal of superfood qualities.
Raw TigerNuts can be eaten straight out of the bag or soaked in water to soften and enhance flavor. Both are delicious![/toggles]
[toggles title=”Tiger Nut Raw Snack Peeled 5oz & 12oz”]Raw, Organic, Sun-Dried TigerNuts have a sweet and slightly nutty flavor. They are known throughout the world by different names, including nookon or chufa. A TigerNut by any name, however, is a little tuber with a great deal of superfood qualities.
To make Peeled Raw Snack, we remove the outer skin of the TigerNut, making it softer and easier to chew. TigerNut Raw Snacks are made in small artisanal batches in Brooklyn. We are excited to be the only company able to make Peeled TigerNuts without chemical treatments and truly adhere to the spirit of health & wellness![/toggles]
[toggles title=”Tiger Nut Raw Snack Sliced”]Raw, Organic, Sun-Dried TigerNuts have a sweet and slightly nutty flavor. They are known throughout the world by different names, including nookon or chufa. A TigerNut by any name, however, is a little tuber with a great deal of superfood qualities.
All of the health benefits and flavor of TigerNuts, but in thin wafers that are easy to chew. They taste great on top of salads or yogurt, as an addition to breakfast cereals, or in baked goods![/toggles]
[toggles title=”Tiger Nut Flour”]Our TigerNut Flour provides all of the benefits and the same nutty, slightly sweet flavor as TigerNuts. We mill our premium TigerNuts into a fine powder that works great in all baking recipes and as a smoothie booster!
TigerNut flour boasts versatility in both savory and sweet recipes. This nut-free and gluten-free flour can replace white flour with similar results – and it actually rises in baking![/toggles]
[toggles title=”Tiger Nut Hor-chata Original, Unsweetened, Banana, Green, Chocolate, Coffee, Strawberry”]Horchata originated in 13th century Valencia, Spain and it was traditionally crafted with TigerNuts — not rice, seeds, or nuts. We honor this recipe using naturally sweet, nutrient-dense organic TigerNuts and our biodynamically filtered water. We cold press and cold pressure (HPP) to ensure the most nutritious beverage! Each bottle is made in small artisanal batches in Brooklyn, NYC.
[toggles title=”TigerNut Granola – Banana Cacao”]Raw Nutrition! By dehydrating our TigerNut Granola instead of baking it, we maintain the vitamins and nutrients of the TigerNuts and other organic ingredients.
We have added raw cacao and fresh bananas to our TigerNut Raw Granola to give it a subtly sweet flavor that makes for guiltless indulgence packed with nutrition.[/toggles]
[toggles title=”TigerNut Granola – Apple Cinnamon”]Raw Nutrition! By dehydrating our TigerNut Granola instead of baking it, we maintain the vitamins and nutrients of the TigerNuts and other organic ingredients.
We have added true cinnamon and fresh apples to our TigerNut Raw Granola to give it a sweetly spiced flavor that makes for a delicious snack, or pour in some Unsweetened TigerNut Horchata for a perfect breakfast![/toggles]
[toggles title=”TigerNut Smoothie Mix – Super Boost”]TigerNut Smoothie Mix is a powerful smoothie booster that improves the gut’s well-being and potentially strengthens the immune system. The combination of energy-packed protein and prebiotic fibers controls cravings & makes you feel fuller longer.
No added sugars![/toggles]
[toggles title=”TigerNut Smoothie Mix – Chocolate”]TigerNut Smoothie Mix is a powerful smoothie booster that improves the gut’s well-being and potentially strengthens the immune system. The combination of energy-packed protein and prebiotic fibers controls cravings & makes you feel fuller longer. While the cacao has the added benefits of antioxidants which can improve heart health.
No refined sugars![/toggles]
[toggles title=”TigerNut Clusters – Chocolate”]Raw Nutrition! By dehydrating our TigerNut Clusters instead of baking it, we maintain all of the nutrients from the TigerNuts, Cacao and Sacha Inchi.
We have added raw cacao and Sacha Inchi to our TigerNut Clusters to give it a subtly sweet flavor that makes for guiltless indulgence packed with nutrition. The combination of complete plant-based protein with prebiotic fiber controls cravings & makes you feel fuller longer.
Eat straight out of the bag or on top of yogurt![/toggles]
About two years ago, Mariam & George were facing dire circumstances. A doctor diagnosed Mariam with ovarian cancer and told her that she would need to have one of her ovaries removed. After visiting the best specialists in New York, each of them confirmed that initial diagnosis. The most devastating part was that she would unlikely be able to have children.
George began to research alternative treatments, thinking that surgery might not be the only option. He found a study where women in similar situations were using alternative treatments and a raw food diet to find healing. Neither were particularly conscious of their diets and they were certainly skeptical of such a simple solution to a problem as profound as cancer. But they gave it a shot. It worked. Their son Lukas is living testament to the power of dietary changes.
With the miraculous recovery that I made, and the overall improvements to our health, we developed a passion for holistic food, for food that is organic and has not been genetically modified, for raw, gluten-free and dairy-free foods. We decided that we needed to spread this learning to as many people as possible.
One of the foods that was essential in this journey was an ancient superfood known as a TigerNut. It is a root vegetable (not a nut) that originates from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. TigerNuts are loaded with fiber in the form of Resistant Starch, a prebiotic that actually helps our bodies to develop probiotics. They are rich in iron, potassium, and other essential nutrients. A recent study by Oxford University revealed that TigerNuts made up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet. With everything they had learned along the journey, they were compelled to share this little tuber with the world.
Mariam and George created a company called Organic Gemini that uses TigerNuts as the centerpiece for many different types of products, including a beverage called Horchata, a gluten- free flour, a cold-pressed oil, and of course the raw organic TigerNuts themselves.
Although TigerNuts, also known as chufa, are popular in different parts of the world, we are excited to introduce it to the US through these products. We are honored and humbled to be able to help other people experience this wonderful superfood so that they can reap the health benefits that we have experienced and continue to experience.
We' love to hear from you!
What’s a TigerNut?
Answer: TigerNuts are not nuts - they are actually tubers, small root vegetables
Where do they come from?
Answer: TigerNuts date back two millions years ago in Africa. We import ours from Valencia, Spain and their country of origin is Niger, Africa.
Where are your products made?
Answer: In our state-of-the-art kitchen facility in Brooklyn, NYC
Are your products Organic and Non-GMO?
Answer: Yes, we are Non-GMO Project verified and USDA Organic certified. In fact we are the only TigerNut company in the USA who is certified organic by the USDA.
Are your products Gluten-Free and Nut-Free?
Answer: Absolutely! We produce our products in our own dedicated gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free facility in Brooklyn, NYC
Are your products Kosher?
Answer: Yes, our products are kosher certified by OK Kosher Certification
What is in TigerNut Raw Snack?
Answer: Only raw, organic, sun-dried TigerNuts. No preservatives. No artificial flavors or added sweeteners.
How should I eat the TigerNut Raw Snack?
Answer: You can enjoy them straight out of the bag or soaked in water to soften and enhance flavor
Why are they crunchy?
Answer: They are naturally crunchy because they are so dense with fiber. One ounce of TigerNuts account for 40% of your daily recommended fiber!
Is it necessary to soak them?
Answer: No, you can enjoy them straight out of the bag but if you have fragile teeth, it’s best to soak them in water for 8-10 hours prior to consumption.
How many TigerNuts are too many TigerNuts?
Answer: While no study has been conducted, to our knowledge, on the effects of eating significant quantities of TigerNuts, we believe your health can only improve with the amount that you consume. Remember, our paleo ancestors consumed TigerNuts for up to 80% of their diet.
Where do I find the expiration date on TigerNut Raw Snacks?
Answer: TigerNuts are extremely shelf-stable and have shelf lives of up to two years. The expiration date can be found on the back of the bag.
Can pregnant women safely enjoy your products?
Answer: Yes! As with any raw food product, please consult with your physician.
Can your products be enjoyed by kids?
Answer: Kids can safely enjoy our products. In fact, studies have shown that TigerNuts have a macronutrient ratio almost identical to that of human breast milk.
Organic Gemini is the exclusive distributor of USDA Certified Organic Tigernuts to the US territories.
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