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Chufa sedge, Tiger Nuts or nut grass is a plant of the family Cyperaceae like papyrus.
It is a perennial rhizomatous herbaceous plant of the family that Papyrus
It's a species that likes humidity and grows on the edge of the water.
It has many small edible rhizomes that are unfortunately not cultivated on a large scale except in Spain to Valencia.
Raw or dry, this rhizome is delicious.
They have the shape and size of a big hazelnut.
This original plant is used to prepare a drink known in Spain under the name "horchata de chufa".
It is usually consumed fresh or dry as a treat, just like peanuts or coconut, it is extracted a delicious milk.
It is possible to draw excellent oil and flour with dried rhizomes.
Rhizomes are sometimes used to catch carp and other white fish.
Culture of tiger nuts seeds:
Always keep a wetland until harvest.
The harvest of the chufa sedge will be done in autumn, dislocate the tiger nut plants then recover the almonds, it is then possible either to keep them to replant the following year, either to dry them then to consume them.
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