Cyperus esculentus var. sativus

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bulbs of cyperus esculentus v. sativus, aka Tiger Almond, Tigernu

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Posted by milkmood (Glendale, AZ - Zone 9b) on Apr 25, 2012 8:17 AM

Common names for this are Chufa (Spain), Tiger Almond (East Asia), Tigernut, Earth Almond. It is the main ingredient in the drink known as Horchata in Spain. Not to be confused with Mexican Horchata which is made from rice.

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