Looking for a nut and/or seed butter alternative? You’ll want to read this post!

The folks over at Tiger Butter sent me a jar or their original variety to try so this is my honest review of their product. In addition to my review, Tiger Butter is sponsoring this post by offering a free jar to two (2) Healthy Fat & Fit readers! Isn’t that awesome?? Get the giveaway deets at the bottom of this post.

What are tiger nuts?

  • Also called yellow nutsedge, chufa and nut grass, Tiger Nuts are not actually nuts but tubers. (1)
  • Tubers are enlarged structures in some plant species used as storage organs for nutrients. (2)
  • Tiger Nuts are high in antioxidants, provide an awesome source of protein, hold antibacterial properties, work as a prebiotic and can even improve your sex life! (3) Better buy some before Valentine’s Day… LOL! 😉
  • Since Tiger Nuts are not part of the nut family, they are perfectly safe for people with nut allergies to consume.
  • Tiger Nuts are Autoimmune Protocol elimination phase complaint! Yay!

So let’s begin the review…

First of all, and maybe not all that important, but I find the packaging to be very minimalist, which is pretty awesome. No need to clutter it all up with flashy wording, bright colors and bold claims! It’s a simple look to back up simple ingredients, which – by the way – are organic tiger nuts, coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt.

Upon opening the product, it’s readily apparent that the oil rises to the top similar to natural nut butters. Stirring is required to return the Tiger Butter to the desired consistency. However, unlike real nut butters, these ingredients seem to stir back together much easier.

Once stirred, the butter has sort of a spongy consistency and is a bit gritty in appearance. It’s not an unpleasant appearance by any means! It’s merely a difference I am pointing out from actual nut butter.

Heads up on the smell…

Here’s where things get interesting… the smell is funky with a capital FUNK.

It’s somehow sour and salty and… well, funky… I can’t quite put it into words but it’s rather strong. It didn’t turn me off to tasting it, however, folks who are not used to trying different things (like my kids) may be hesitant.

Once past the smell, the taste is sweet and nutty with a hint of oat flavor – VERY YUM!!

The texture has a fine grit to it that I find pleasant and not at all distracting from the mouth feel/appeal.

With crackers, toast, sandwiches and other similar standard American foods being off limits to us AIP-ers, it may leave you wondering how in the world to use Tiger Butter.

Here’s a list of ideas for ya…

  • Dip fruit in it! I like to smear some on apple slices.
  • Drizzle over a cold, creamy fruit parfait like I did here.
  • Use a bit in salad dressings and sauces.
  • Bake up some AIP cookies with it like this recipe here.
  • Eat it straight out of the jar!

There’s honestly so many ways to enjoy Tiger Butter! 

To close out my review, I give this product a score of 8/10. It’s really good! But that smell. Wow. Ha! I realize the smell is not at all a brand problem but is simply the smell of tiger nuts all blended up so I don’t count it against them. 😉

Thank you, Kristen, for sending me a jar!

If you’re one of the two (2) lucky WINNERS, you’ll be able to enjoy a jar for free.

OR, if waiting to win isn’t your thing, simply head on over here to order some. Currently, Tiger Butter is offering a deal where you’ll receive free shipping when you order two jars. Score!

How to enter this giveaway…

  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Two (2) winners will be selected and mailed one (1) jar each.
  • Enter by commenting on this post – Easy!
  • One entry per person. Honesty policy, please.
  • Winners will be chosen at random then contacted using the e-mail address used to comment.
  • Winners will be given 48 hours to acknowledge and provide mailing information.
  • If there’s no response within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected and contacted.
  • Once two (2) winners have replied with a mailing information, they will be congratulated on this post.
  • Giveaway ends 2/18/19 at 12:00am (CST). – GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!

Congratulations to our winners: Megan (meganmlui@) and Jodi (jodi@)!!!!

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As someone who struggles with thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue, Jordan knows that a healthy lifestyle is forever a work in progress but completely crucial to her well being. She is eager to share her journey so YOU may be motivated to seek healing for yourself and enjoy wellness from the inside out! ♥

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Christine Hazard
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Christine Hazard

Loved your review. Never tried Tigernut butter but I have tried sliced tigernuts and they taste like oatmeal/almonds. I love them. I eat them on coconut yogurt.

Julie
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Julie

I love this stuff! I only know one other brand on the market but I love how large these tiger butter jars are ( makes it feel more like real nut butter) and I don’t notice the funky smell you refer to. I use it on all the ways you mentioned and also stirred into coffee for a creamy froth! Delicious! Oh and love how Tigernuts are a resistant starch- so many health benefits!

Kaitlin Carroll
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Kaitlin Carroll

I am just starting out on the AIP journey so I could definitely use ideas and new things to try! Everything I’ve read says this tastes great, even if it smells weird. Lol. Loved your blog post too!

Stacey
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Yum!!! I love to use it in.creamy dressings!!!

Aria
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Aria

Ooo, I’d be so excited to try this! My attempts at homemade Tigernut butter have failed. If I don’t win, I’ll still order some online. 🙂

Taty Arias
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Taty Arias

So funny about the smell, now I’m really curious! Thanks for the honest review- very helpful!

Nancy
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Nancy

I’d love to try some tigernut butter!!! Never even tried the flour 😳 since I’ve only been on the AIP journey a few months. Pick me, pick me 😉

Barbara M Hotka
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Barbara M Hotka

I found this review very interesting! I MISS peanut butter and I have been wondering about tigernut butter. Thank you for such a good description! I will have to try some!

Tammy
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Tammy

Oh my heavens…… it’s been so hard not to lick the butter knife after making pb&j for my daughter’s lunch in the morning. With a little extra dip in the pb jar.. I have yet to try Tigernut. With the AIP I have been trying so many different new recipes I am excited to try this Tigernut butter!

Elizabeth W
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Elizabeth W

Even though the smell sounds icky, I’d love to try!

Julie Waldron
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Julie Waldron

I’ve never heard of this. Our daughter is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts and we’re often trying to find different peanut butter alternatives.

Beth Scott
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Beth Scott

I’ve been using tigernut flour during my elimination period and have so been wanting to give the tigernut butter a try. That on a banana or a cassava tortilla would be delicious!

Sherri Poston
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Sherri Poston

This sounds like a truly fascinating product. It intrigues me, especially wondering how the flavor is.

Kelley
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Kelley

I have been using tigernut flour and raw tigernuts for the last two years since I went AIP due to RA and Lupus. It has been a life saver in baking! I have been craving nut butters recently so I researched and tried another brand of tigernut butter that was the same price but half the size. It was good but I thought I could make my own and save money…my attempt didn’t taste so good! Even if I don’t get picked for the free jar I will try this brand for sure! Thanks for your review.

Addie Philemon
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Addie Philemon

I love tiger nuts and flour makes great cookies. Thanks for your review on the butter. I have not tried it yet but will.

Megan
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Megan

I have just started hearing about tiger nuts, mostly used as a flour for baking. Great to hear it comes in other product forms.

Tara G
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Tara G

Tiger Butter sounds amazing! I hope I win so I can try it 🙂

Amber
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Amber

Thanks for the review! I’m 7 months into my AIP journey and after some allergy testing with my doctor even my AIP food choices have been cut down quite a bit, so thank you for opening my eyes to tiger butter! I’d love to give it a try here soon! Sounds tasty!😋

Susie R
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Susie R

Awesome! I’ve made my own tigernit butter but haven’t been able to find Premade in the store. I’d love to give this a try. 🙂

Krista B
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Krista B

I’d love to try this out.

Patricia
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Patricia

I am looking forward to trying this and I love Julie’s suggestion to add a bit to coffee to froth it up! Thanks for the review and putting this product on my radar!

Jodi
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Jodi

Thanks for the review. I’ve been trying to find tigernut butter and was about to try and figure out how to make it myself.

Jolene
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Jolene

I’ve been curious about Tigernut butter and was happy to find your review!

Mara Davis
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Mara Davis

I’ve been on the AIP since November 1…..
Always looking for yummy alternatives. My birthday is coming up and would love to make something special!