More than a refreshing drink
Known since antiquity as a source of vitamins and nutrients, the horchata is also considered a source of health and energy the world throughout.
Along with its delicious and refreshing flavour, several medical studies have accredited its many beneficial properties for the body.
Investigations have concluded that the horchata has great digestive properties thanks to its high level of amino acids and starch.
Several prestigious specialists from the University of Valencia have also determined that it is rich in minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and iron as well as unsaturated fats and proteins.
It is also recommended for all types of persons, from the youngest to the oldest. The natural horchata can also be drunk by patients with a declared lack of tolerance to lactose and it is recommended for pregnant women as it includes more iron and potassium than a glass of milk.
It is an energizing and nutritious drink that thanks to its characteristics has become part of the Mediterranean diet. Its cardiovascular properties are similar to those present in olive oil and it helps in reducing cholesterol and triglycerides as it has over 77% of oleic acid.
All these characteristics make the Horchata of Chufa of Valencia a very complete and nutritious drink thanks to its macro and micro nutrients.
Lastly, the horchata has the capacity to nourish and refresh simultaneously. Whether you have it with or without ice, in summer or winter, this drink gives you vitality while taking care of your body.
According to studies undertaken by the Regulating Council of the Chufa of Valencia as well as the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Valencia:
HEALTHY PROPERTIES OF THE HORCHATA OF CHUFA OF VALENCIA