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Chufa Nuts (for Spanish Horchata)

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Chufa Nuts (for Spanish Horchata)

Makes 4 Quarts of Homemade Horchata, D.O. Valencia | NT-15

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  • From Alboraia, source of the finest
  • D.O. Valencia
  • Used to make horchata de chufa
  • A refreshing and delightful drink
  • Makes four quarts/liters
  • Size - 2.2 pounds/1 kilo

(Recipe Below)

Sweet and refreshing, Horchata de Chufa is one of Spain's most famous drinks, made of ground chufa nuts (actually the roots of the chufa plant) grown in the Valle de Nito in Spain. Our chufa nuts are D.O. (Denomination of Origin) Valencian chufas, the finest you can buy, and ideal for making horchata.

Egyptians used chufa nuts in ancient times, and some documents indicate that chufa was also consumed by people in Asia. But, as with many other products, it was the Moors who first began cultivating chufa grass in Spain and originated the refreshing drink Horchata de Chufa from its tuberous roots.

La horchata de chufa is a Mediterranean product (completely different from Mexican horchata, which is made from rice). It is a favorite beverage in all of Spain, but particularly in Valencia, Murcia and Andalucía.

Ours are real chufas from Valencia, the finest you can find anywhere. This package of Chufa nuts is enough to make about 4 Quarts/Liters of Horchata.

INGREDIENTS-
1/2 pound (250 grams – 1.5 cups) chufa nuts
1 quart (liter) of water
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 tsp grated lemon peel (optional)
About 1 cup of sugar (try less the first time - you can always add more!)

INSTRUCTIONS:
- Soak the chufa nuts in water for 24 hours.
- In a blender, grind the nuts, water, cinnamon, sugar and lemon until you have an even, smooth mixture.
- Let it settle for a half an hour.
- Press the paste through a strainer to obtain fresh horchata.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Finish in the freezer for 20 minutes until slightly slushy.

Makes 1 quart/liter

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Customer Reviews

Average rating from 15 reviews Rated 5 Stars
  • Rated 5 Stars

    "I wish the chufa were available by the ton and I could just live on horchata!"

    C - Trinidad, CA June 2022

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Makes delicious horchata, and it isn’t hard at all! I go easy on the sugar, but it still tastes lovely. I will definitely buy more and make this regularly! (Only thing, I feel bad throwing out the pulp after making the drink. Can I use it for something else?)"

    Lisa - Houston, TX January 2022

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "delicious!"

    ellen - bayside, NY September 2021

  • Rated 5 Stars

    Juan - DAVIS, CA July 2014

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Love these! I eat them right out of the bag as a healthy snack. They are chewy and sweet- yum!"

    Kristina - MINNEAPOLIS, MN June 2014

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "These are so tasty! I actually just eat them right out of the bag as a healthy snack! They are a bit chewy, but also just slightly sweet. Yum! I have plans to try making milk soon!"

    Kristi - Minneapolis, MN June 2014

  • Rated 5 Stars

    BRANDON - RENO, NV April 2014

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Arrived in excellent condition with no odor or indication of mold. Made a thick, rich milk. "

    MELANIE - Seattle, WA February 2013

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Excellent product. I use to live in Valencia, so fresh horchata is a must. The nuts sent are high quality and for a reasonable price, given that the tiger (chufa) nut is not easily found outside of Spain. Horchata goes great in mix drinks (such as with rum), blended with ice cream (granizada) and many others. If you're interested in the history of the drink, my personal recipe and places to try the famous drink in Valencia, check out my guest blog: http://nothemingwaysspain.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/guest-post-horchata-de-chufa-aka-orxata.html "

    Neima - Houston, Texas August 2012

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "I'm in heaven now that I've found chufa nuts. Thank you, La Tienda!! These make horchata EXACTLY as I remember it from my year of study in Valencia. So easy, so good, so authentic. Excellent service from La Tienda, too!! I couldn't be happier. "

    Wendy - May 2011

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "we are almost at the end of our chufa nuts bag... we'll have to re order ! so good, we love it! thank you !"

    nathalie - February 2011

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Excellent chufa nuts - that went very well with the recipe you provided. I have 2 large pitchers of freshly made horchata. Enjoyed it with Thanksgiving dinner. It's not so much the fact that I had freshly made horchata at home : it was that I made it myself - from scratch ! Thank you La Tienda ! More power and success to you !"

    Evangeline - November 2010

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "I was pleased with the tiger nuts I received and have already placed another order for 10 more kilos. I just can't wait to get them. Thank you and God Bless."

    Richard - July 2010

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Very good product! The trick is to follow the recipe! Don't soak it longer than it says, and to maintain the freshness,keep it in empty screw top water bottles, somewhat underfilled, in the freezer. I left my mother with several bottles in her freezer and she said it was wonderful to thaw partially and then shake to get the "granizado" texture. She "found" one several months later and said it was every bit as good.She is in her 80's and a native valenciana."

    Pepita - April 2010

  • Rated 5 Stars

    "Fantastic product. Excellent quality chufa nuts. I used them to make orxata and it turned out wonderful."

    Daniel - September 2009

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