Saturday, 29 September, 2012

Chufa Sedge

Due to their tough and fibrous leaves, Chufa Sedge are often mistaken for grass.  The annual or perennial plant grows up to 3 feet; solitary stems grow from the bulbous root. They are native to subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and often grown for its edible tigernuts which have a mildly sweet, nutty taste – a contrast to other bitter nuts of their Cyperus family members. The nuts are extremely rich in nutrition and mineral content, and have also been used, to date, as fish bait and as a source of biodiesel.

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