Year 2020, Volume 3 , Issue 4, Pages 324 - 328 2020-10-01

Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits

Taha BAZİNE [1] , Funda ARSLANOĞLU [2]


Tiger nut or Cyperus esculentus originated from Africa and tropical Asia considered some authors, while other authors consider that it is native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. It belongs to Cyperaceae family, which produces rhizomes and spherical tubers. C. esculentus grows very well on all soil types. This plant is fast growing up with 20 to 70 cm tall. It lives in a moderate climate with a temperature between 20 °C and 30 °C and cannot resist in soil with high salinity. It can be eaten in different conditions; dry, raw, roasted, or grated, also it can be transformed into milk called “Horchata”. With the use of Tiger nut for food purposes mainly in raw consumption (gluten-free flour, ice-cream milk type extract) due to its unique sweetness, as well as, a valuable source for vegetable oils, add to that it has a lot of medicinal benefits (it reduces the risk of colon cancer, used as a heart stimulant, effective remedy for diarrhea and an anti-inflammatory) and used as high added value compound such as starch, glucose, protein, and minerals (potassium, phosphorus, vitamin E and C). Despite all these previous mentioned benefits and advantages, low focus had been putting into Cyperus esculentus’s researches. Therefore, this work has an aim to review the work done before and mention the great importance of valorizing Tiger nuts. This study gives a brief introduction about Cyperus esculentus and describes its morphology and its world distribution.
Tiger nut, Cyperus esculentus, Nutrition, Oil, Health
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Primary Language en
Subjects Agricultural, Engineering
Journal Section Reviews
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Orcid: 0000-0001-5773-2665
Author: Taha BAZİNE
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5773-2665
Author: Funda ARSLANOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


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Publication Date : October 1, 2020

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APA Bazi̇ne, T , Arslanoğlu, F . (2020). Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits . Black Sea Journal of Agriculture , 3 (4) , 324-328 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/bsagriculture/issue/56447/703497
MLA Bazi̇ne, T , Arslanoğlu, F . "Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits" . Black Sea Journal of Agriculture 3 (2020 ): 324-328 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/bsagriculture/issue/56447/703497>
Chicago Bazi̇ne, T , Arslanoğlu, F . "Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits". Black Sea Journal of Agriculture 3 (2020 ): 324-328
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ISNAD Bazi̇ne, Taha , Arslanoğlu, Funda . "Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits". Black Sea Journal of Agriculture 3 / 4 (October 2020): 324-328 .
AMA Bazi̇ne T , Arslanoğlu F . Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits. BSJ Agri.. 2020; 3(4): 324-328.
Vancouver Bazi̇ne T , Arslanoğlu F . Tiger Nut (Cyperus Esculentus); Morphology, Products, Uses and Health Benefits. Black Sea Journal of Agriculture. 2020; 3(4): 324-328.