• [Translate to Englisch:] Erdmandelöl

Tigernut Oil

Characteristic properties

  • Particularly high in oleic acid (C18:1), as well as containing linoleic acid (C 18:2) and palmitic acid (C16:0)
  • Contains natural Vitamin E

Areas of application

Cosmetics

  • The high oleic acid content facilitates the penetration of the corneal layer providing excellent nourishing and moisturising properties
  • Improves the elasticity of the skin thereby reducing wrinkling
  • Used in creams, lotions, shampoos, haircare products as well as massage and body oils
Contact
Barbe Volbert

Ms. Barbe Volbert
Phone: +49  421 5239-46331
Fax: +49  421  5239-46376
Email


Technology

  • Applied as a waterproofing in the textile industry 
  • Used to produce soap and as a lubricant 
Contact
Arne Schwoge

Mr. Arne Schwoge
Phone: +49  421 5239-46333
Fax: +49  421 5239-46375 
Email


Background

Tiger nuts (Cyperus esculentus), also called earth almonds or chufras, are the edible, underground tubers of a cyperus grass, which belongs to the sedge family (Cyperaceae). Despite its name the tiger nut is not a true almond. The name derives from its almond-like flavour. Today, they are mainly cultivated around the Mediterranean, in particular in Spain. The oil content of the tiger nut is approx. 25 %. The oil is carefully pressed from the dried, chopped tubers.