The Epoch Times – Tigernuts, the Nutritional Powerhouse
There is something about Tigernuts that harkens back to a primordial place. You eat one, then another, and another. In fact, you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the bag. There is actually a decent explanation to explain this. These bite-size tubers have a carbohydrate, fat, and protein ratio almost identical to human breast milk. Our attraction to tiger nuts may actually be instinctual.
Early humans between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago are known to have gorged on tiger nuts, which grew in abundance in the old world. According to a recent Oxford University study, the tiny knobs of sweet-tasting nutrition comprised as much as 80 percent of “Nutcracker Man’s” diet.
Tiger nuts are nutritional powerhouses that grow at the root of the Cyperus esculentus grass, a type of sedge found in the same family as the papyrus grass known for its role as the paper in Egyptian scrolls.
Researchers Daniel Zohary, Maria Hopf, and Ehud Weiss wrote in theirbook “Domestication of Plants in the Old World,” cited in a Wikipediaentry, that tiger nuts were cultivated by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 6,000 B.C.
Could eating tiger nuts compel our minds to remember what it feels like to be nourished by our mother’s breast, or resurface our genetic memory? Maybe. But what matters more is that tiger nuts offer certain rare forms of nutrition that can help to heal some of the maladies that have sprouted from our modern, highly processed diet.
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