Legend says that a young villager from the fertile area of Valencia known as L'Horta offered the King Jaume I a white and sweet drink. The King, very pleased, asked; "Qué es això?" (What is this?), and the young woman answered "Es llet de xufa" (Its tigernut milk). The King, having tasted the drink replied, "Això no es llet, això és OR, XATA" (This is not milk, this is gold (=OR), pretty girl (=XATA).
Legend or reality, the drink became famous throughout the country, adopting the name of Horchata de Chufa. This drink, made from the chufa (or tigernut, a typical tuber of the Valencia region) is a refreshing and essential product in the Mediterranean diet thanks to its innumerable and healthy benefits.