Cyperus esculentis is also widely known by its more common names of Yellow Nutsedge, Nut Grass, Chufa Sedge and Water Grass. It is a perennial that can be found in many regions of the world, and it is also widely cultivated. Yellow Nutsedge is a grassy, flowering plant that belongs to the Cyperaceae (Sedge) family. The plant produces small, round tubers that resemble nuts and have a unique striped appearance on their exterior. As such, these fascinating tubers are commonly referred to as Tigernuts.
Historical evidence suggests that the tigernut has likely been cultivated and used for thousands of years, particularly in Egypt. Tigernuts are highly nutritious and have been used throughout history for their culinary and nutritive applications.
Our Organic Virgin Tigernut Oil is a beautiful, golden oil with very minimal aroma. It is highly emollient and is well suited for a wide range of personal care applications. It boasts a significant level of alpha-tocopherol. It is a primarily monounsaturated oil due to its composition of approximately 67% Oleic Acid. It also includes almost 12% Linoleic Acid, a polyunsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid.
Our premium quality Organic Virgin Tigernut Oil is cold pressed from tigernuts that have been expertly and sustainably cultivated and processed in Spain. After the oil is produced, it is carefully filtered and packaged to maintain the purity and freshness of this highly nutritive oil. As with all of our organic ingredients, our Organic Virgin Tigernut Oil is non-GMO. It is certified organic by CCOF, a USDA-accredited certifying agency.
Organic Virgin Tigernut Oil is a versatile, emollient and highly penetrating oil with a desirable texture. It is abundant in alpha-tocopherol, and it helps to moisturize, protect and support radiant skin and hair. It is well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications and is especially beneficial for dry, flaky and itchy skin conditions. It helps support normal skin elasticity, and it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Within hair care applications, it helps condition and protect the hair and scalp. Our Organic Tigernut Oil possesses minimal aroma and is a beautiful choice for inclusion in unscented moisturizers and other fragrance-free formulations.
- 100% Pure
- Ethically and Sustainably Sourced
- Yellow to Golden Yellow Hue
- Very Mild, Sweet, Nutty Aroma
- Medium Viscosity
- Rapid Absorption
- Moisturizing and Emollient
- Alpha-Tocopherol Composition: 240.2 (mg/100 g)
- Total Tocopherol Composition: 253.3 (mg/100 g)
- See Spec Sheet for Fatty Acid Composition
Organic Virgin Tigernut Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Nail Care
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.