Horchata ororxata is the name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds,sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts.
In Spain, it usually refers to orxata de xufa (horchata de chufa), made from tigernuts, water, and sugar.
Originally from Valencia, the idea of making horchata from tigernuts comes from the period of Muslim presence in Valencia (from the eighth to thirteenth centuries).
It has a regulating council to ensure the quality of the product and the villages where it can come from, with the Denomination of Origin. The village of Alboraia is well known for the quality of its horchata.
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