Lifestyles Guide


Tiger nut drink is a local drink made from tiger nuts, the drink is popular in the northern part of Nigeria as well as other parts of the world like Spain and India.

It is also known as kunu aya. Many people have attested to the goodness of the tiger nut drink because of its numerous benefits, great taste, and the fact that it can be used in place of other unhealthy drinks.

Tigernut drink has a way of making you feel full even though you eat nothing else.

In addition to its creamy texture, nutty flavour, and sweet taste, tiger nut drink does a lot of amazing things to the body such as:

  • Improving digestion
  • Lowering blood sugar levels
  • Improving heart health
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Promoting weight loss
  • Maintaining healthy weight
  • Protecting the body against damage from free radicals with its antioxidants

The refreshing and nutritious beverage is made from tiger nuts and it is popular in many parts of the world, including Nigeria.

In Nigeria, tiger nut drink is also known as kunnu aya. In its most basic form, it is made with just two ingredients: tiger nuts and water. But it can be further sweetened with honey or sugar.

There are other ingredients that you can add to your tiger nut drink which include dates, coconut, or spices such as cinnamon and vanilla.

Consuming a reasonable amount of tiger nut daily is good for the health as it has no recorded side effects.

It can be enjoyed as a home beverage, it can be used at parties or any kind of event where a non-alcoholic drink would fit in.

Tigernut drink can be enjoyed hot or cold (though most people would prefer it cold), and it can be flavoured to your liking. People of all ages can have this drink. If you are looking for a healthy and refreshing drink, tiger nut drink is a great option.

The major ingredients used in making the drink are tiger nut, dates and coconut. Cinnamon, coffee, vanilla essence, sugar and honey are also added to give a unique taste and preserve the freshness of the drink.

Chaff are removed from the blended tiger nut. The drink is served cold and must be consumed within 3 days if refrigerated.

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