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This amazing plant isn’t really a grass, but it looks like grass. (It’s a form of sedge) What makes this plant famous is the underground edible “nuts” (actually root tubers), a food source for ancient Egyptians and Arabs, now grown everywhere from Spain to California. Slightly sweet, nutty caramel-like flavor and texture. Soak before eating to soften. Very high in healthy fats and fatty acids similar to olives! The oil is actually very similar to olive oil. More nutritious than peanuts. Great source of healthy carbs for energy and also used as milk replacement. Considered a strong aphrodisiac. High in fiber so it helps constipation. Great for stress, fertility, liver, heart, stomach, menstrual, mouth, gums, ulcers. Used for breast lumps and cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, hernia, prostate, prolapsed colon, diuretic, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, anti-inflammatory, strong anti-oxidant, improve eyesight, digestion, promotes uterine contractions during childbirth. OK for diabetics. Considered an invasive weed because it takes over yards and gardens, even if one tuber is left in ground. Stems are triangular, distinctive flowers have clusters of flat, oval golden seeds, surrounded by 4 thin “leaf” spikes, 90 degrees from each other. Do not take while pregnant because it promotes uterine contractions.
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Subsequently, after first it appeared that the bossman was supporting Alhaji One Touche, Alhaji Tiger Nuts went to visit his mallam who tightened things, and One-Touche was banned from playing, watching, thinking, and even dreaming gutter-to-gutter.
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You may know that tiger nuts are tubers, rich in energy content, minerals, and vitamins E and C.
And a Mr D Condren in a letter to a local paper back in 1945 wrote that it was a flourishing place where "scores of barrows and stalls were loaded with goods of every description" and "there were stalls selling curtains, cast off clothing, miscellaneous pieces of china and crockery, locust beans, tiger nuts and monkey nuts and even cats' meat".
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Washington, Jan 9 ( ANI ): An Oxford University study has found that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts, which are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today.
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Tiger nuts which are incorrectly called "nuts" or "nutlets," thus the origin of their common name, are small about the size of a peanut growing at the rhizome of the plant [13].
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When it is too hot and you have had too much to drink, try horchata, a refreshing local drink made from tiger nuts and cinnamon.
to buy bread, tiger nuts and water - then after about 15 minutes, 'on board!'