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Typical chufa, different sizes: stardard little, jumbo.

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High eleval fibre, no contain gluten, special for celiacs.

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Typical spanish beverage-Horchata.

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An edible oil is obtained from the tuber. It is considered to be a superior oil that compares favourably with olive oil.


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CHUFA-TIGER NUTS

Chufa, Cyperus esculentus, which is a warm season perennial plant. Native nutsedge can be a problem weed in some areas. However, chufa is not aggressive like the native nutsedges and will not create problems when other crops are planted after it.

Chufa is a Spanish word meaning ground almond. As the name implies, the edible tuber has a sweet almond-like flavor. Other names include earth almond, groundnut, tiger nut, duck potato, and edible rush.


Tiger nuts are regarded as a digestive tonic, having a heating and drying effect on the digestive system and alleviating flatulence

The tubers are said to be: aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant and tonic

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