Tag Archives: Tigernuts

The tigernut: a food with countless health benefits

When it comes to foods that have stood the test of time, tigernuts are one of the most ancient vegetable species to be harvested by man.  Historical sources indicate that the Ancient Egyptians (3,000 B.C.) were pioneers in the cultivation of this type of dark brown tuber, and would eat the knotted sedge or Cyperus…
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The tigernut and the vegan diet

The vegan diet based on the consumption of fruits and vegetables has a high nutritional value. Part of their benefits, and respect for animals and the environment, are based on the antioxidant power of exclusive consumption of large amounts of natural products. (more…)
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The tigernut and other 9 super foods for your brain

Having a healthy lifestyle is not only being in good physical condition. Achieve an integral welfare also depends on the mental condition of the person. Not surprisingly, a stable mental state enables you to make wise decisions, which are essential for meeting healthy living guidelines. (more…)
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Urban farming: how to plant tigernuts at home

In recent years urban farming has become more and more know. Everyone knows someone who has designed its own green space at home: on the terrace or a balcony that before that was barely used. Any space is suitable for creating our own garden; we just need some basic knowledge and will to start this…
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Chufa: a healthy nutrient with many benefits

It is common to consume chufa during summer, because with the chufa we can prepare the most refreshing and healthy beverage for this season. Due to its multiple properties and nutritional values, the use for the chufa has started to expand and it should be included in any daily diet. It is a healthy food,…
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Tigernuts: a source of energy and health

Tigernuts, their cultivation and properties have a distant origin that dates back to ancient civilizations. Egyptians consumed them; different documents and archaeological findings testify to this. The most famous is from the father of botany, Theophrastus, he included them in his catalogue of edible plants, dating from the fourth century BC. Although it was thought…
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Balsamic rhubarb tartlets with tigernut crust

For 4 tartlets: For the rhubarb filing: 700 g rhubarb 10 cl balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp rapadura sugar For the crust: 150 g tigernut flour 50 g avocado 1 tbsp almonds butter 1 tbsp agave sirup The day before, prepare the rhubarb: Place the sugar in a small pan and heat up until having caramel.…
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Tiger Nut (Cyperus esculentus)

Tiger nut is a wholesome food and its derived product tiger nut milk also. Tiger nut is slowly attracting more scientific and technological interest; nevertheless there is a higher interest in the production of “horchata de chufa” (tiger nut milk) and its oil. The continous development of new products from the tubers and using its…
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Dietary supplementation tigernuts attenuated atherosclerotic lesion

This is the finding of a study that was made by Mohamed Labib Salem (Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC), Mohsen Zommara (Department of Dairy Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta University, Kafr El-Scheikh, Egypt) and K. Imaizumi (Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan). "Dietary supplementation tigernuts attenuated atherosclerotic…
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Milled Tigernuts: Ground tigernuts, healthy and ready to use

Milled tigernuts are obtained using totally natural milling methods and can be used to make easy, delicious dishes, full of flavour. Instead of grinding tigernuts by hand with a mortar and pestle, there is the option of buying ground tigernuts, ready to use. Ground chufa or tigernut can be used right away to make breakfast…
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