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Organic Peeled Tiger Nuts

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Cyperus esculentus (also called chufa,[2] tiger nut,[3] atadwe,[4] yellow nutsedge,[5] and earth almond)[6] is a crop of the sedge family widespread across much of the world.[7] It is found in most of the Eastern Hemisphere, including Southern Europe, Africa and Madagascar, as well as the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.[8][9][10] C. esculentus is cultivated for its edible tubers, called earth almonds or tiger nuts, as a snack food and for the preparation of horchata de chufa, a sweet, milk-like beverage.[11]

Cyperus esculentus can be found wild, as a weed, or as a crop. It is an invasive species outside its native range, and is readily transported accidentally to become invasive. In many countries, C. esculentus is considered a weed.[11][12] It is often found in wet soils such as rice paddies and peanut farms as well as well-irrigated lawns and golf courses during warm weather.