Tigernut - Super Food

The earth almond (Cyperus Esculentus) is also known as Tigernut / Chufa sedge / Nut grass and  is a crop of the sedge family. Their Brown, round, edible tubers grow under the earth. The Tigernut was already known with the old Egyptians who drank the healthy juice from these. The Tubers were also found in the old Egyptian graves.

Many Civilizations after used them as significant food. The Arabs brought the Tigernut to Spain. The plant has been predominantly cultivated in the Coastal Region of Valencia. There the Tigernut grows thanks to the mild mediterranean climate particularly good. From the juice of the Tigernut, the Spanish make their traditional drink called Horchata. The sweet and nutty flavor of the Tigernut makes the Horchata unique and popular.

Super Food

The Tigernut consists of many valuable nutrients that are supportive and revitalising to the human organism. The content of unsaturated fatty acids is similar to that of Olive Oil. This helps with the contained proteins and enzymes to facilitate digestion

100 grams of Tigernut contain the following nutrients:
• 25 g fat, consisting of unsaturated fatty acids and similar to olive oil.
• 62 g carbohydrates: 33 g of fibre
• 8 G vegetable protein

It also contains vitamins H (Biotin) and P (Bio-Flavonoid Rutin) and iron, chromium, copper, manganese and zinc.

Overview of fatty acids and fatty acids per 100 grams:
700 mg potassium
60 mg magnesium
150 mg calcium
120 mg Phosphor
62 % simply unsaturated fatty acids
18 % polyunsaturated fatty acids
20 % saturated fatty acids