How to Prepare Tiger Nut Pudding and Milk

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Tiger nuts scientifically known as cyperus esculentus, also called earth almond, nutsedge and efio among Ewes in Ghana is a widespread crop of the sedge family.

The tubers are either eaten raw or cooked.
If you decide to get more creative with the tubers than eating them raw, the following recipes will kickstart things for you in your kitchen.

How to Use Tiger Nuts

These tubers are useful for food, drink, oil, and fishing bait.

Tiger Nut Porridge and How to Prepare It

My first hit on tiger nuts is the pudding. It saves me from engaging my jaw repeatedly since I’m lazy at chewing.

Step by Step Tiger Nut Pudding


  • 2 cups tiger nut
  • 1/3 cups local rice or perfume (Jasmine)
  • 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 cups water (add depending on nuts & rice)


  • Wash thoroughly and soak in water overnight or at least 4hrs to prep time
  • In high-powered blender, add water, tiger nuts and rice together and blend
  • Strain in a fine-mesh strainer to extract the milk
  • Use a cheesecloth or silk scarf, place over the strainer and give it the final strain to trap any excess chaff
  • Add the brown sugar
  • Add salt
  • Stir properly to mix ingredients
  • On medium heat, use a whisk or rubber spatula to stir it continuously in the same direction
  • Stir continuously till thickened and no longer tasting raw
  • Turn off heat
  • Pour into a serving glass to cool down
  • Serve it warm or cold with or without evaporated milk

Tiger Nut Milk


  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth or nut milk bag simple dairy-free milk


  • 1 cup tiger nuts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ vanilla bean


  • Wash thoroughly and soak in water overnight or at least 4hrs to prep time
  • In high-powered blender, add water, tiger nuts and vanilla bean together and blend
  • Separate milk from pulp with either cheesecloth or nut milk bag

Tiger Nut and Fertility

The argument about if tiger nut increases sexual aptitude remains scientifically unfounded, but in other parts of the world, it is said to be a good source of rejuvenating both male and female sexual strength.

Bitters Manufactured with Tiger Nuts

1. Adonko Atadwe Ginger

“Ginger and Atadwe (Yellow Nutsedge) that fell in love and gave birth to this soothing wonderful beverage for your relaxation.”
Source: Adonko website

“Adonko Atadwe Ginger spirit drink is highly recommended for ladies with mensural cramps and disorders and it enhances sexual abilities because of it’s rich combined taste of ginger and tiger nuts, making it one of the most preferred alcoholic drinks for persons who are 18 years and above.”

2. Wob3te Atadwe Ginger

This is another bitters manufactured with tiger nut by Joy Daddy.

Men have testified having improved libido after using Joy Daddy Wob3te Atadwe Ginger.

Note: the bitters listed above are alcoholic beverages and recommended for persons who are 18 and above.

If you enjoy making one with nature, tiger nuts are great tubers to keep your jaw busy anywhere. Also, make your morning bright with efio porridge (tiger nut porridge).

Where To Buy Tiger Nuts


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What To Watch Out for in Using Tiger Nuts

Because the tuber is rich in fiber, more than a handful is likely to cause bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or gas.

In Ghana, West Africa, many men believe they help increase sexual feelings, last longer in bed and boost sperm count, so when you decide taking them, keep in mind you may experience any of these.


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