Considered a superfood due to its high concentration of fibre and vitamin E among other virtues, our tigernut is the raw material used to make all our products. It offers endless possibilities to our customers, from a super ingredient to a healthy product for direct consumption. We work with the best selection of tigernuts to develop new options and applications: it is the pillar of our R&D strategy. Exploring the potential of tigernut is in our DNA.
For that reason, our tigernuts are a benchmark in the market. We consider that the quality of our product goes far beyond its list of nutritional properties. We know that for our customers, quality is also synonymous with availability and stability. Today, thanks to 20 years of experience and continuous effort in improving the processes of its supply chain, Tigernuts is the only company which can supply significant quantities of tigernut, even of ORGANIC quality, with a guaranteed level of quality.
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