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Chufa oil

Cyperaceae Cyperus esculentus L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The tubers of Chufa contain 20 to 28 percent of a non-drying oil. The oil is obtained by pressing the cleaned tubers and has a mild, pleasant flavor. The separated emulsion of oil and juice, obtained by pressing, is consumed in quantity in Europe, especially Spain, as a drink (Horchata de Chufas).

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch