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The name is a little misleading, because tigernuts aren’t actually nuts, but small root vegetables. It’s believed tigernuts were a big part of our ancestors’ diets as some were buried with Egyptians in 4th millennium B.C. This paleo-friendly superfood is enjoying a renaissance in kitchens today, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the tuber. Unfortunately, it’s also known for being a difficult weed for farmers to manage. But none of that should concern you when brands like Organic Gemini lead the charge to give a modern spin to ancient ingredients. From snacks to smoothie mixes, Organic Gemini makes it easy to incorporate tigernuts into your paleo lifestyle.
The History of Organic Gemini
In 2013, co-founder Mariam Kinkladze relied on tigernuts to aid her recovery after experiencing some unexpected health issues. Her partner and co-founder, George Papanastasatos had found a study sharing the results of women using raw food diets as a first line of defense, with the aim of avoiding surgery. Working with a holistic doctor, Kinkladze began a treatment plan which involved a strict diet of organic, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO foods. After seeing improvements, a passion for holistic food was born, and the couple wanted to share the power of key ingredients in her diet with others.
Organic Gemini Company Mission
The mission of Organic Gemini is pretty simple at heart: help people live healthier. To this end, the company offers a nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan superfood in a variety of preparations (like baking flour, snacks, and protein powders) so anyone can enjoy incorporating tigernuts and other nutritious ingredients into their daily diet.
Benefits of Organic Gemini
Tigernuts are known for delivering prebiotic fiber. A study in the March 2018 edition of Current Developments in Nutrition reports that “prebiotic dietary fibers act as carbon sources for primary and secondary fermentation pathways in the colon, and support digestive health in many ways,” including immune system response. Inside a bag of Organic Gemini TigerNut Raw Snack, you’ll enjoy per serving:
- 10g dietary fiber
- 2g protein
- 10% recommended daily value of iron
- 3% recommended daily value of calcium
- 3% recommended daily value of vitamin C
The Organic Gemini brand is also:
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- USDA Certified Organic
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Paleo
Top Organic Gemini Products
These three products are the best way to introduce tigernuts into your diet.
TigerNut Raw Snack
This bag of organic and sun-dried tigernuts is nutty, slightly sweet, and just the right amount of crunchy. Stash them in your desk drawer, gym bag, or the car so you can enjoy an on-the-go snack.
TigerNut Chocolate Smoothie Mix
With 11g of protein and 8 grams of dietary fiber per serving, this chocolate smoothie mix is the perfect addition to your morning power drink.
Organic TigerNut Flour
Yes, you can even bake with tigernuts. This paleo-friendly flour is a great gluten-free option that can sub in for regular white flour in both sweet and savory recipes.
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