10 Properties of Horchata Drink

10 Properties of Horchata Drink

Discover the power of tigernut milk! Take advantage of the properties of this energetic, nutritious, and digestive drink, perfect for vegetarians and celiacs!


The tigernut milk is a vegetable drink obtained from the tigernut, a small subway tuber, similar in appearance to the hazelnut, which comes from the Juncia Avellanada plant's roots.


For its cultivation, it needs sandy, loose soil and mild temperatures.

The horchata is one of the most popular drinks in the summer months for its high refreshing power. Also, it is a nutritious drink full of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.


Due to its richness in amino acids and starch, horchata has excellent digestive properties. Besides, it does not contain caffeine, lactose, fructose, or gluten, making it suitable for celiac, intolerant or allergic people. Also, due to its low sodium content, it is ideal in hypertension cases and, as it does not contain caffeine or stimulants, it is also suitable for children and pregnant women.


10 Healthy Properties of Horchata



Its carbohydrates are derived from complex sugars (starch, sucrose); it does not contain lactose or fructose. It's energetic (100 kcal/100 g), and nutritional power is ideal for children, athletes, and elderly and malnourished people.



Horchata has antioxidant power thanks to its vitamin C and E content.



Horchata is rich in minerals, especially Calcium, iron (higher than cow's milk), magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc.


Rich in proteins.

The proteins of the horchata are broken down into amino acids in our organism for its assimilation. It contains 5 of the 10 essential amino acids: arginine, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, and lysine. Arginine is an amino acid precursor of nitric oxide, whose increase has a vasodilator effect that contributes to dilating the walls of blood vessels, improving the general blood flow.



Starch is an astringent with antidiarrheal power in diarrhea caused by viral or summer infection. It can use as a prebiotic, a substance that favors the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria.



Horchata contains enzymes (lipase, amylase) that contribute to gastric digestion of food, fats, and carbohydrates, prevent flatulence or excess gas, and helps irritable bowel syndrome.



Thanks to its monounsaturated fat content, specifically oleic acid, similar to olive oil and nuts, it has cardiovascular properties that help lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. It prevents hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and arteriosclerosis.



A drink with high water content and low in sodium. Suitable for people with uric acid or hypertension. It can also be consumed by patients with nephrotic syndrome and patients with chronic liver disease, mild or moderate renal insufficiency.


Suitable for coeliacs.

Horchata does not contain gluten, so that it can be consumed by celiac and intolerant people.


Suitable for people with diabetes.

It contains neither fructose nor lactose, so if no extra is added, it can be consumed by people with diabetes or overweight.


Can add Calcium to the horchata made with water and tigernut milk, perfect for vegetarian diets or people with celiac disease. Thus the horchata drink can be a substitute for cow's milk because it has no lactose, has less sodium and potassium, and contains soluble fiber.

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