So what is a tigernut, anyway? While these look like nuts and have the word "nut" in the name, they are actually a root vegetable. How freakin' cool is that?! The texture is chewy—similar to a popcorn—but chewier yet.
Why are they good for you? For starters they are made up of resistant starch. This is a type of prebiotic (different from a probiotic), but essentially does the same thing by feeding the good bacteria in your gut. They are also high in fiber, potassium, and heart healthy fats!
Plus, they are loaded with protein, which regulates your blood sugar without causing it to spike.