Valencia, Spain
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TIGERNUTS TRADERS, S. L.
L'Eliana, Valencia, Spain
info@tigernuts.com

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HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPANISH CHUFA OR TIGERNUT.
The Latin name for the product that Tigernuts Traders mainly deals with is
CYPERUS SCULENTUS or CYPERUS ESCULENTUS.
In Germany it's know as Tigernuss or Erdmandel and in France as noix tigre or souchet.

Cyperus Esculentus Lativum - Chufa - Tigernut

Tigernuts, Tigernuts - Tuber Tigernut plant, Tigernuts plant

CHARACTERISTICS

The Tigernut (cyperus sculentus lativum) or 'Chufa' as it is known in Spanish, is not actually a nut, but a small tuber. It was first discovered 4000 years ago and comes in several sizes. Tigernuts have long been recognised for their health benefits, as they are high in fibre, proteins, and natural sugars.

CULTIVATION

Tigernut cultivation requires sandy soil and a mild climate. As such, the geography of Valencia, situated on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, makes it the ideal location for producing the highest quality Tigernuts.

Tigernuts Traders SL from Valencia, Spain

The Tigernuts grown here in Valencia have an intense, sweet flavour, smooth skin, and uniform shape. Tigernuts are planted during April and May and must be irrigated every week until they are harvested in November and December.

Tigernut plant, Tigernuts plant

TIGERNUTS CYCLE


GREEN FIELD
DRIED FIELD
TIGERNUTS PLANT
Tigernuts are growing from
end of April until September
Tigernuts plant dries during
September / October and is ready for
being harvested in November / December
Tigernuts Plant

HARVESTING

RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION
RECOLECTION

WASHING
WASHING

WASHING

Immediately after harvest, the Tigernuts are washed with water in order to remove any sand and small stones.
DRYING
DRYING

DRYING

Once the Tigernuts have been cleaned, they are dried out in order to preserve them. This is a natural process that requires 3 months. Temperature and humidity levels are carefully monitored during this period. The Tigernuts are turned over every day to ensure uniform drying.

SELECTION: Only the highest quality Tigernuts are selected for sale. Small and damaged Tigernuts are removed by an automatic process before packaging.

SELECTION