Our peeled tigernuts respond to a specific market demand: to be able to eat tigernuts in a more pleasant and direct way. We have used our experience at handling tigernuts, finding an unprecedented way of refining the tuber mechanically, in order to eliminate their rough skin without losing excess matter. Since 2016, thanks to an exclusive process, we have managed to eliminate 100% of the outer layer of the tigernut and 60% of its inner layer to obtain peeled tigernuts.
Peeled tigernuts arrived on the market at an opportune time. According to the Mondelez State of Snacking 2019 study, almost 60% of adults and 70% of millennials prefer to consume a snack whilst sitting down. This consumer trend goes hand in hand with a growing demand for natural, healthy products. Peeled tigernuts have all the characteristics to become a benchmark product in the sector.
The ecological cultivation of our tigernuts
Increasing the production of ORGANIC tigernuts is one of our main commitments. On the one hand, it is a natural response to growing consumer demand, expressed through our customers. On the other hand, the transition to ecological farming is motivated by an ambition: to work better, to propose a better product, to be a better company.
Currently, our ORGANIC tigernut, certified by Control Union and regularly controlled, comes from Niger. It is free of toxic residues from pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and synthetic fertilisers used in conventional agriculture. Crop rotation is applied in our ORGANIC fields so as not to deplete the nutrients from the soil, improve biodiversity and maintain crop yields.
Currently our production varies between 25% and 35% of ecological product. Our goal is to exceed 50% by 2025.
We are constantly reinventing ourselves and setting every higher standards. This dynamic of permanent improvement has always been one of the pillars of the Tigernuts strategy. For this reason, in 2021, the company will take a new step forward in quality with the implementation of the IFS Food v7 certification standards, one of the most
Reducing the impact of its business on the environment and promoting sustainability is one of Tigernuts key strategic objectives. The company is embracing its responsibility in the fight against climate change by innovatively changing its modus operandi. From 2021, all containers of organic tiger nuts imported from Africa will be shipped on freighters that run
As part of its “Tigernuts for Life” program and as part of its commitment to sustainability, Tigernuts is launching new initiatives in 2021. At the beginning of the year, the company completed the first planting of 2,200 trees, the first step in an ambitious carbon footprint offset project. Certified by the specialized agency Bosques Sostenibles