Old civilizations such as the Egyptians left samples of this healthy product in their tombs and sarcophagi. Also, diverse Persian and Arab authors already mentioned in their writings the digestive benefits of the chufa (tigernut). But it was in the 13th century when the Arabs introduced their crop in the Mediterranean area.
Valencia was and continues to be the only area in Europe where chufa is grown. Currently it is farmed in 16 towns around the area known as L'Horta Nord (or the Northern fertile land) which surrounds Valencia.
To learn more about the origin of the tigernut and the crop, click on the following link
The tigernut. History and culture.