Research


Want to live longer and lose weight? Eat more fibre!

New scientific research, as recently reported in The Times newspaper suggests that the lack of fibre in the typical British diet is helping to make us fat; and that if we eat more fibre we can lose weight, live longer and reduce our risk of developing diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.

The times | Tuesday January 16 2018| Peta Bee Chemical and Nutritional Research

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History of Chufa and Horchata: Past, Present and Future

First of all, what are Chufas|Tigernuts

Chufas, also known as Tigernuts, are edible tubers from the plant Cyperus Esculentus that can be found wild, as a weed, or can be cultivated. They are able to grow anywhere, even under extreme temperature conditions, since they grow underground.

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Nutritional Content – Chufa

Chufas today have been dubbed online as the ‘new superfood of 2017’ based on the numerous amazing health benefits they have. Here at ChufaWorld we believe the nutritional content of our organic, Non-GMO Chufas from Valencia, Spain showcases exactly why these little tubers are all the rage.

Discover the full nutritional profile of our Valencian Chufas here


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Nutritional Content – Horchata de Chufa

Horchata de Chufa is just one amazing way to use Chufas. Its refreshing, delicious and our Horchata de Chufa contains so many nutrients we bet you haven’t drank anything like it.

Discover the full nutritional profile of Horchata de Chufa made using our Chufas here


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Chemical and Nutritional Research

Is there a difference in the nutritional and chemical components between industrial produced and natural fresh Horchata de Chufa?

Ongoing research conducted by Josep Rubert in conjunction with CSIC (Consejo de Investigaciones Cientificas), the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, and the University of Valencia suggests that there is a nutritional and chemical difference between fresh and industrial produced Horchata de Chufa.

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Health Benefits of Horchata de Chufa and Its Relation to the Prevention of Digestive Diseases

Miguel Bixquert Jiménez, Professor in the Medicine Department at the University of Valencia and Head of the Digestive Unit at Hospital Arnau Vilanova in Valencia, has produced a paper into the health benefits of Chufa

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Health Benefits of Resistant Starch

What is Resistant Starch?

Resistant starch (RS) is a prebiotic which promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria within the gut. In addition, RS has many health benefits for the body including improving immunity, insulin sensitivity and nutrient absorption; making it an important addition to a healthy diet.

Read the full document on the benefits of resistant starch here