CHITOLA INTRODUCES TIGERNUTS FLOUR TO THE NIGERIAN MARKET

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Tiger nuts, also known yellow nutsedge or earth almonds is one food that Its medicinal value can’t be underestimated. Having this in mind, ChiTola , an agro allied firm based in Lagos has made the food accessible in powdery/flour form in an attractive pack and more importantly competitive price.

Bearing the cost of processing, Chi Tola the founder of ChiTola Farms said “we have been in the business of adding value to agricultural products. We decided to make an impact in agro products value chain by changing the narrative of how we view and consume Tigernuts.”

“This product came up as a result of market research that we did and we came to understand that a whole lot of this products are lost from the farm to the market and final consumer. We want to ensure that majority of Nigerians enjoy the health benefits of this food,” she added.

“Though the cost of processing this particular food is a high but our go to market approach is to ensure that this product is accessible and with a competitive price. We also tried to ensure that we go organic and we have selected the best product that has been farmed , harvested under our supervision. This has ensured that the nutritional value isn’t lost during the processing”, she concluded.

Tigernuts flour is gluten free, very good for those with infertility problems. Also empowers the waistline.Now u can have your tigernuts with all it’s benefits with this tigernuts flour. The fibre content of this product is intact making it an awesome product for diabetics.

You can make your tigernuts milk from it. You can add it to any of your cereals as an alternative to sugar. You can even make it as your swallow! Tiger nuts are also rich in the amino acid arginine, which may increase insulin production and sensitivity, both of which are important for blood sugar control.

According to Aline Petre of Healthline she added that “Research also links tiger nuts to better blood circulation and a lower likelihood of blood clots — both of which can reduce your risk of heart disease.”

Anthony Nwosu

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