Tiger nuts also called aya (Hausa), ofio (Yoruba) are a highly nutritious plant food with a high energy content (starch, fats, sugars and proteins).
Tiger nuts are an excellent source of dietary fibre, sugar, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fat, protein, potassium, zinc, sodium, calcium, magnesium and traces of copper, vitamin C and vitamin E.
These nutrients, vitamins and minerals are essential for building and maintaining healthy bones, repairing damaged tissues/muscles, aid blood circulation as well as supports the healthy functioning of the human body.
Can Tiger Nuts Boost Fertility?
Traditionally, Tiger nuts have been used to stimulate sexual arousal for example with this popular tiger nut drink, yet scientific evidence surrounding sexual health is only just coming to light.
Research has shown that vitamin E can help trigger normal menstruation and prevent ovulation decline. Tiger nuts contains a lot of vitamin E and such may be beneficial for women who have trouble getting pregnant. Consuming tiger nuts can also be beneficial for couples undergoing fertility treatments, boosting the success rate of pregnancy.
Vitamin E has also been known to help increase sperm count, quality health and motility.