Everything about tiger nut
CALLED SOUCHET, CHUFA, TIGER NUTS, EARTH ALMOND ... THIS LITTLE TUBER IS STILL LITTLE KNOWN!
Yet prized in Ancient Egypt and forgotten afterwards, the nutgrass deserves a better place than that attributed to it in the gluten-free world!
Vizier Rekhmire, during the reign of Amenhotep II, was well known for the cultivation of tigernuts which was appreciated both for its flour in the preparation of cakes but also for its oil for making ointments.
THIS SUPER TUBER IS MAINLY GROWN IN SPAIN AND WEST AFRICA.
Known today for the preparation of the traditional Spanish drink "horchata de chufa", the recipe for which you will find on our blog, the tigernut (chufa) is not only an oilseed, it is a tuber with super powers.
Nutgrass is not yet cultivated in France - its harvest comes from its plant Cyperus esculentus. Also called tuberous nutsedge or sweet nutgrass, it is a species of rhizomatous perennial herbaceous plants of the Cyperaceae family (papyrus family).
At La Noix Tigrée SAS we select an organic nutgrass that comes either from Niger or Burkina Faso. You will find the different varieties and uses that we offer on our eshop.
It is also a perfect appetite suppressant by its fibers and it is ideal in a paleo diet. Today, nutgrass is mainly cultivated in Spain and West Africa (from Senegal to Cameroon and to Burkina Faso)
La Noix Tigrée manufactures in France and markets organic food products made from tigernuts: tigernuts alone, naturally sucked granolas, salted granolas, 100% tigernuts creams, tiger nut oils for cosmetics. Tigernuts exist in the raw state in many forms which allow different uses: