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The “Art” of Chufa Flour

Gluten-free and Nut-free, Chufa Flour Comes Packed with Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals

Chufa’s flour is great for baking, “ buttering”, health bars, cereals, stews, beverages, cordials and any cooked, heated and raw recipes. And is great for people who suffer from peanuts, almonds, cashews, and others.

   Chufa Flour is 100% gluten-free . . and “Nut-Free.” Chufa flour comes packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. You can use it for all your favorite baked goods: bread cakes, breadsticks, shortcakes, biscotti, cookies, shortcake, and more. 

Here’s how we do it. Grinding our Chufa nuggets into flour, we create a nut-free, gluten-free flour that you can use for a healthy, low-calorie, probiotic, celiac-friendly, non-allergenic snack. With 20% fewer calories than peanuts and 50% fewer calories than almonds, Chufa flour also offers six times the protein and twice the iron in every serving. Even a small serving of Chufa will include 10 grams of protein.

   Gluten-free and nut-free, chufa flour comes packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. You can use it for all your favorite baked goods: bread cakes, breadsticks, shortcakes, biscotti, cookies, shortcake, and more.

   The plant was introduced by the Arabs in Valencia, Spain, and were grown by the Paiute in Owens Valley, some say due to the prohibition of wine consumption in the Muslim region, since soft drinks like the 13th century “Ilet De Xufes” of the Valencia community and horchata were popular . . . and are still.

    The most popular of these is Chufa’s milk blended with dates and honey, which drink in is called kunun aya, and has been used for centuries there to improve fertility, increase libido and sexual energy and fight erectile dysfunction. Also popular is the combination of chufa, dates and coconut, and other spices such as ginger, jaggery and dandelion are often added. Chufa is a non-inflammatory flour, gluten free, paleo perfect snack that fills you up and recharges you, while being safe for people with nut allergies, since unlike the sound of its name it is not actually a nut.

Chufa for your Heart . . . and More

For the heart, this tuber controls the blood pressure with its amino acid arginine, which helps conditions that are worsened by restricted blood vessels, blocked arteries and swollen blood vessels like for example headaches, chest pain, erectile dysfunction, heart disease or faire and artery disease and muscle cramps. Arginine is a nitric oxide precursor, great at maintaining the width of blood vessels that ensure normal blood flow.

   Some Chinese authors recommended it as an appetite stimulant and for general wellness. With its provision of potassium, this tuber also controls heart activity, while its magnesium helps regulate the heartbeat, maintain the normal blood pressure levels that were attained with the arginine and prevent heart attacks, thrombosis whilst activating blood circulation.

   Chufa enhances the proper functioning of cells in the body and the health of vital organs, specifically the heart, all while regulating acid base levels and helping distribute water throughout the body. Thanks to the presence of potassium the body is able to process carbohydrates in an easy manner whereas the lack of it would cause arrhythmia, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure and constipation.

   Moving down from the heart to the stomach, Chufa is a wonderful remedy for dysentery and indigestion. It fights against inflammation, stomach and respiratory tract discomfort as well as it acts as an organic natural metabolism booster, satisfying and curbing hunger due to the abundance of nutrients it contains.

   The flour of this ground tuber has a lot of high resistant starch fibers, about 60 grams in 100 grams of nut flour, a fiber that keeps the digestive system in tip top shape. When ingesting this natural evacuating stimulant fiber, one can end constipation, lower blood sugar and make one lose weight as well, through appetite suppression, since the resistant starch solely passes through the stomach and small intestines without residing and being digested, therefore keeping one fuller for longer with the same amount of ingested calories.

   And in Ayurvedic and folk medicine this tuber was advised as a remedy for flatulence, diarrhea, debility and indigestion, as a result of its enzymes, amylase, lipase and catalase. The fiber level in chufa is superior to the level of fiber in many recommended weight loss foods like chia seeds and prunes.

   In addition to the above, tiger nut benefits the gut by acting as prebiotic that stimulates good bacteria growth in the digestive tract. The gut is said to defend the immune system; therefore, Chufa helps natural protective bacteria to do so. It will treat upset stomachs and irritable bowels, while helping one burn fat. It is an important regulator of blood glucose levels.

Chufa is “Live” Food

As Chufa is a great source of magnesium, which is generally responsible for 300 biochemical interactions in the body and provides positive advantages like the attachment of calcium to bones and war it wages against osteoporosis and tooth decay.

   Magnesium is optimal for muscle development and providing full energy to the body, as well as kidney treatment and menstrual ailment prevention, while maintaining stability of PH in the body, thereby avoiding dermatitis and fungal infections. And 100 grams of flour contains 13 to 17 percent magnesium which also helps promote normal nerve and muscle reactions and contractions, regulates sugar, strengthens the bones, processes protein and keeps you healthy.

   One can make the flour by dehydrating the pulp from the milk and add the flour to biscuits, soaps and starches as well. Chufa is used for salads and deep frying as well.

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