Their water irrigation system is an ancient system of canals which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site, and the farm still uses this system today. We think it is really important to help to preserve this important cultural and architectural heritage, and by buying our Chufa de Valencia you are doing exactly that!Chufa de Valencia is an artisan product regulated by the Chufa de Valencia Regulatory Council since 1995.
They ensure that strict quality guidelines are maintained when growing, harvesting and drying these delicious tiger nuts. For example, our Chufa de Valencia are dried for between three to five months and are turned by hand daily. Our tiger nuts are then packed in nut free and gluten free environments.
This helps to ensure that the drying process is even and that the tiger nuts develop the distinctive taste. In fact, you can see this drying process and learn about some of the important gut health benefits from Kate Quilton right here in Salmon, Tiger Nuts and Dandelions, Episode 6, series 2 of Channel 4’s Superfoods – The Real Story.
Our Chufa de Valencia are all organic, fair trade and they are THE ancient variety of Tiger Nut used for making authentic Horchata de Chufa, a traditional drink which has been drunk in Spain for hundreds of years.