Tiger nut is an edible perennial that ranges from 25 to 40 cm in height. It is found both in the Mediterranean basin and tropical regions, as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and Spain. Also known as “earth almond” and “nut grass”, it is part of the Cyperaceae family. It is grown mostly for its numerous small tubers: the brown, round roots are harvested from November to February. Tiger nut oil is extracted from these tubers. It is golden yellow and contains vitamin E and omega-6 and omega-9, making it a natural antioxidant. It is ideal for very dry hair and nourishes the hair fiber.
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The tubers of the tiger nut plant are harvested around Thies, Senegal, then sorted and dried by a small group of women before being pressed locally. Every stage of processing is performed on site. Our supplier is also sponsoring the renovation of a medicinal plant conservatory in the city of Thies.