The Original Chufa Company

I first chanced on chufa (tigernuts) and horchata several years ago when I discovered a revolutionary American company called Organic Gemini. For me at the time, they were a cross between a cultural, ancient food novelty, and an emerging superfood. You can read more about the not so humble tigernut in my article about Organic Gemini. As much as it was an amazing discovery, I was surprised that my first encounter with chufa was in a country that they aren’t native to: The United States.

Hence, I was really excited to discover a company from Valencia, the home of Spanish horchata de chufa, called The Original Chufa Company. Established in 1960, the company has evolved from being a producer of horchata, to being innovators who produce a range of tigernut products which show that there is more to chufa than horchata.

I spoke to Massimiliano Berti, the Export Manager of The Original Chufa Company, to get their uniquely Spanish perspective on tigernuts and to learn about their innovative approach to using them. You can hear the interview by clicking on the play button below.

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