Tiger nut

Cyperus esculenta

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Tiger nuts

Although always referred to as nuts these are in fact the rhizomes of a plant. Usually sold dried, they have an almondy taste and can be eaten on their own, like peanuts. When ground they are used in the Spanish drink ‘horchata de chufa’.
  • High in fibre and protein.