What is Horchata — the main ingredients in our drinks?

Horchata — or orxata — is a traditional, milky Spanish beverage which derives its sweet, nutty flavour from the tiger nut.  Despite being a favourite non-alcoholic drink for many, over history, its popularity is growing thanks to its new superfood status.

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What is a tiger nut?

Looks can be deceiving. Tiger nuts are not in fact a nut at all. They are a tuber called yellow nutsedge, and are packed full of nutrients. Planted and harvested in the Valencia region of Spain, tiger nuts are rich in iron, fibre, potassium, magnesium and oleic acid, whilst also being a source of antioxidants.

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Well-travelled little nuts! Otherwise known as chufa, or by its Latin name Cyperus Esculentus, evidence suggests that the tiger nut plant has been cultivated in the wild and utilised for its health benefits by civilisations stemming back nearly 6,000 years, including the Ancient Egyptians.

Best served chilled, it is lactose free, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, and suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and diabetics.

 

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Besos de Oro and Besos de Chocolaté both have total mixability. They do not curdle, and they do not go off, even after opening. So make whatever you feel like.

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