How to Make Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya

How to Make Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya

Procedure for Making Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya

Tigernut milk, also known as Kunu Aya, is a type of plant-based milk made from the tuberous root of the Cyperus esculentus plant, also known as tiger nuts or earth almonds. Tigernuts are a good source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals, and are naturally sweet and nutty in flavour.

To make tiger nut milk, the tiger nuts are soaked in water overnight to soften and then blended with fresh water until smooth. The mixture is then strained through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any solids, resulting in creamy and slightly sweet milk.

Tigernut milk can be enjoyed as a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk in a variety of ways, such as in cereal, smoothies, or coffee. It is also a popular ingredient in West African cuisine, particularly in Nigeria, where it is often served as a refreshing beverage.

How to Make Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya
How to Make Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya

In this post, you are going to learn how to Tigernut Milk/Kunu Aya

The following are the ingredients for making this wonderful milk drink.


  • Tiger nut / aya(dry one)
  • Coconut
  • Dates/Gabino
  • Ginger
  • Pepper(optional)

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  1. Soak the very dry nut in a generous quantity of cold water for 2days, make sure you always change the water daily
  2. After the soaking, wash the nuts very well and sort out the bad ones.
  3. Soak the dates for like 10minutes to soften them and remove the seed inside
  4. Add coconut date and tiger nut
  5. Put them in your kitchen blender or you take them to the market and blend if the quantity is more, so you don’t overwork your blender.
  6. After blending use a chiffon cloth to pour the blended mixture.

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

Do you know tiger nuts prevent prostate cancer, hernia, rectum deformation, and prolapse, and also help in the production of breast milk for nursing mothers to satisfy their babies?

Tiger nuts help in stress management by helping the body to stay balanced, it also helps to prevent fibrosis as well as blockage of the tip of the fallopian tube.

Tiger nuts milk consists of amino acids, flavonoids, minerals, sugars, and vitamins B, C, and E, which come together and provide antioxidants and moisturizing properties to not only the skin but also hair.

Tiger nuts supply the body with enough quantity of Vitamin E, essential for fertility in both men and women hence a good aphrodisiac.

Tiger nuts help enhance sexual libido for both men and women

Tigernut milk is a good option for those who are lactose intolerant or have dairy allergies, as it is naturally free from dairy, soy, and gluten. It is also relatively low in calories and fat, making it a healthy alternative to traditional dairy milk.

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