WHAT ARE TIGERNUTS?
(they are tubers, not nuts!)
THE ORIGINAL SUPERFOOD™
Tigernuts will change the way you think about what makes a truly nutritious snack.
Tigernuts (cyperus esculentus) are tubers, or root vegetables, with the perfect nutritional balance — high in dietary fibre and naturally sodium free. A University of Oxford study even found that our paleo ancestors who lived in East Africa some 2 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tigernuts!
Despite their name, tigernuts are completely nut-free. Our raw tubers are also organic, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. Enjoy them as a superfood snack or soak them overnight to unlock even more flavour.
Tigernuts are used to make horchata de chufa ("tigernut milk"), a refreshing, lactose-free summer beverage.
FROM THE FARM
Tigernuts begin life as a humble tuber of the yellow nutsedge, planted in the ground like potatoes!
Native to the farming community of Alboraia in Valencia, Spain's third-largest city along the Mediterranean, tigernuts are also grown in parts of North Africa.
Our tigernuts are grown in the ground in March-April and harvested in November-December, then naturally sun dried. They are vacuum-packed in Valencia before delivery to Singapore.
*1kcal = 4.2kJ
Based on per serving of 125g (1 cup) for each glass of horchata de chufa.
WHOLESOME AND NUTRITIOUS
Tigernuts are high in dietary fibre
and naturally sodium free.
"Financier District's Tigernuts aren't nuts at all. Instead, they are a kind of superfood tuber, which makes them a great alternative for those with nut allergies. This raw superfood snack is high in natural fibre, oleic acid, iron and magnesium."
— Wine & Dine magazine (Singapore)
"The chufa is often spoken about as a superfood. The nutrient-rich tigernut helps with digestion, it protects the heart, it is an anti-oxidant, it stimulates the immune system, it works as an antacid, and it contains no lactose or gluten... It also plays a leading role in cholesterol control, as its high level of oleic acid is similar to olive oil."
— El País (Spain)
"Tigernuts are popular in Spain, where they’re referred to as chufa and used to make horchata, a sweet plant-milk drink. You can also roast them and eat them like, well, nuts, and they’re rich in insoluble fibre, which benefits gut health and curbs blood sugar spikes."
— Men's Health (UK)
"... the theory — that 'Nutcracker Man' lived on large amounts of tigernuts — helps settle the debate about what our early human ancestor ate."
— University of Oxford
THE KING OF ARAGON
Once upon a time...
Legend has it that back in the 13th century, the Spanish Conquistador James I of Aragon visited Alboraia on a hot summer’s day. Presented with a refreshing glass of horchata by a little girl, the king took a sip and was intrigued.
“What drink is this?” he asked.
“It’s tigernut milk, sire,” the girl replied.
“¡Açò no és llet, açò és or, xata!”
(“This isn’t milk, this is gold, darling!”)
And that is how Orxata (horchata) got its name!
SNACK PACK (55G)
Raw superfood snack on the go!
Tigernuts are known in Spain as chufa, or xufa.
Enjoy tigernuts as a snack straight from the packet or soak them for at least 24 hours to unlock even more flavour. A simple and tasty treat — or a nutritious complement to your breakfast cereals!
BIG BAG (1KG)
Perfect for making Valencia's famous horchata de chufa in the comfort of home. This is a customer favourite!
Spanish horchata (Orxata) is different from Latin American varieties such as Mexican horchata, which are made from rice.
Originally from Spain, horchata has been made from tigernuts since the 8th century. Go for the authentic tigernut horchata!
HORCHATA DE CHUFA
Spanish horchata (Orxata) is a refreshing, lactose-free beverage you can easily prepare at home. Here is our recipe — feel free to experiment and make it your own!
For 4 servings of horchata, you will need about 500g of tigernuts and 1 litre of water.
Soak the tigernuts for at least 24 hours, draining and rinsing when necessary. Once the tubers are rehydrated, blend them with 1 litre of water. Using a nut milk bag, strain the mixture, making sure to squeeze out every drop of superfood goodness!
Our tigernuts are naturally sweet so no additional sweetening is needed. You may try adding orange peels or cinnamon sticks to spice things up. Chill the horchata overnight to let the flavour develop even more. There will be some sediment at the bottom — that contains a lot of the nutrition and flavour, so shake well and mix it all back in before consumption.
TIGERNUTS! is a brand managed by Financier District Pte Ltd., a homegrown F&B startup (named for the French financier cake!). We are proud to be the first to introduce tigernuts and horchata de chufa to Singapore.
Since 2015, our team has been delivering the finest raw tigernuts direct from the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia. Our supplies are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and certified organic by the European Union. Working closely with the regulatory authorities both in Spain and in Singapore, we are committed to food safety and quality.
Our story began with our sister brand ¡ORXATA!, which brought Valencia's iconic summer beverage to cafes across Singapore. Today, we work with sustainable partners and businesses in our mission to inspire healthier diets and shape more nutritious food choices in our communities.
¡Vamos! Try The Original Superfood™ today!