Our tigernut oil is one of the most outstanding technical safe bets in the current range of products. At the moment, this oil is intended for the cosmetic sector, but our R&D department is working on several projects to reveal all its properties. Nowadays, it stands out for its high natural content of Vitamin E, which has numerous benefits for the skin, especially for the face. It has a high hydrating power is regenerative and contains anti-ageing antioxidants. Its usein food could be the logical evolution for this oil currently considered as ‘Novel food’.
Like all Tigernuts’ products, the technical process used to obtain tigernut oil is a guarantee of quality and safety. Cold pressing allows to maintain all the organoleptic and nutritional features of tigernut. The oil is orange-yellow in colour with a consistency that is pleasant to the touch and has a slightly sweet fragrance.
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.
Tigernuts is moving closer to IFS Food v7 certification
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
Tigernuts is set to use biofuel to import its organic tiger nuts
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
Tigernuts is starting its local reforestation program
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