Tiger Nuts: Resources

Botanical Basics:

Sedge Plant Basics

Chufa Biology and Management

Secondary metabolites in plant defence (sp) mechanisms

 

Paleolithic Food:

Paranthropus boisei

Ancient human ancestor 'Nutcracker Man' lived on tiger nuts

Baboon Feeding Ecology Informs the Dietary Niche of Paranthropus boisei

Paranthropus boisei

Isotopic evidence of early hominin diets

Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins

Diet of Theropithecus from 4 to 1 Ma in Kenya

Diet of Australopithecus afarensis from the Pliocene Hadar Formation, Ethiopia

Stable isotope analyses in human nutritional ecology

 

Nutrition:

 

A Sweetmeat Plant, a Perfume Plant and Their Weedy Relatives: A Chapter in the History of Cyperus esculentus L. and C. rotundus L.

Nicholson, Paul and Ian Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Influence of Processing Techniques on the Nutrients and Antinutrients of Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus L.)

The Phytochemical Composition and Some Biochemical Effects of Nigerian Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus L.) Tuber

Characterization of oil and starch accumulation in tubers of Cyperus esculentus var. sativus (Cyperaceae): A novel model system to study oil reserves in nonseed tissues.

RP-HPLC Determination of Tiger Nut and Orgeat Amino Acid Contents

Some physicochemical properties of flour obtained from fermentation of tigernut (Cyperus esculentus) sourced from a market in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Tigernut Processing: Its Food uses and Health Benefits

An in vitro method, based on chewing, to predict resistant starch content in foods allows parallel determination of potentially available starch and dietary fiber.

Resistant starches types 2 and 4 have differential effects on the composition of the fecal microbiota in human subjects.

 

Wikipedia entries for a first pass read, not in-depth science:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OH_5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_habilis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranthropus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyperus_esculentus#Biology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_defense_against_herbivory