ORXATA OF XUFA: the quintessential summer drink

Orxata de Xufa by Bed and Breakfast in BarcelonaThe horchata (in Català: Orxata of Xufa) is a refreshing drink, prepared with water, sugar and groundnuts. The groundnuts are small underground tubers shaped knots that come from the roots of the sedge countersunk called for the shape of its fruit-like hazelnut.

There is a story which explains the name given to this drink. The story says a villager led the king of the Crown of Aragon some horchata. The king dazzled the taste and asked what it meant. The girl replied that it was groundnut milk (llet of Xufa in Català), the name was known drink. The king said, “Aixó no es llet, Aixó es OR, XATA!” that means: “This is not milk, this is gold, honey!”. It caused a pun on “OR” and “XATA” giving the supposed origin to the word “orxata” way to write in that language.

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Fuente: Wikipedia / Google

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