Tiger Nuts (Chufas)

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Tiger Nuts (Chufas)

Dried tiger nut has a smooth, tender, sweet and nutty taste. It can be consumed raw, roasted, dried, baked or as tiger nut milk or oil. They have various uses; in particular, they are used in Spain to make horchata. “Horchata” is a nonalcoholic beverage of milky appearance derived from the tubers of the tiger nut plant, mixed with sugar and water.
Tiger nuts are a popular snack in West Africa, and are considered a super food in the rest of the world. Flour of roasted tiger nut is sometimes added to biscuits and other bakery products, as well as in making oil, soap and starch extracts. It is also used for the production of nougat, jam and as a flavoring agent in ice cream.

About Chufas

Flour of roasted tiger nut is sometimes added to biscuits and other bakery products, as well as in making oil, soap and starch extracts. It is also used for the production of nougat, jam, beer and as a flavoring agent in ice cream and in the preparation of kunnu (a local beverage in Nigeria). Kunnu is a nonalcoholic beverage prepared mainly from cereals (such as millet or sorghum) by heating and mixing with spices (dandelion, alligator pepper, ginger, licorice) and sugar. To make up for the poor nutritional value of kunnu prepared from cereals, tiger nut was found to be a good substitute for cereal grains.
Tiger nut oil can be used naturally with salads or for deep frying. It is considered to be a high quality oil. Tiger nut “milk” has been tried as an alternative source of milk in fermented products, such as yogurt production and other fermented products, common in some African countries; thus, it can be useful in replacing milk in the diet of people intolerant to lactose to a certain extent.

Tiger Nut Specifications

  • Origin: Nigeria
  • Type: Nuts
  • Color: Brown
  • Dry, unwashed.
  • Moisture: 9% Max
  • Size: 5-8 mm
  • Pricing Terms FOB: On Request
  • Quality certification: SGS
  • Monthly Supply Ability: 36-100 MT monthly.
  • Shipping and Packaging options: Packaging: 50Kg/100Kg PP bags 20ft container (18MT)
  • 40ft containers (30MT)
  • MOQ: 36 MT (FCL)
  • Payment Terms: T/T or L/C
  • Delivery Time: 21-30 days after LC is raised.
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