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Horchata de Chufa: A Traditional Spanish Beverage with Exceptional Organoleptic, Nutritive, and Functional Attributes

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In this chapter, the composition, nutritional value, and manufacture process of Horchata de chufa, a traditional Spanish beverage is explained. This healthy beverage is obtained from dried tiger nut tubers and its consumption is very seasonal, being mostly the summer months, thanks to its refreshing properties.

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  • Tiger nut
  • Chemical composition
  • Manufacture
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Martín-Esparza, E., González-Martínez, C. (2016). Horchata de Chufa: A Traditional Spanish Beverage with Exceptional Organoleptic, Nutritive, and Functional Attributes. In: Kristbergsson, K., Ötles, S. (eds) Functional Properties of Traditional Foods. Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain, vol 12. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7662-8_26

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