One thousand litres of oorchata and two thousand litres of natural orange juice will be offered in Valencia free of charge, Tuesday, the 10th and Wednesday, the 11th of March, from 12:00 to 14:00 in front of the main entrance to Plaza de Torros.
The event named “Horchatada y Naranjada fallera”, in its 11th edition, it’s being organized by the “Federación de Ocio Turismo Juego Actividades Recreativas”(FOTUR) together with “Denominación de Origen Chufa Valencia”, “Consejo Regulador I.G.P. Cítricos
Valencianos”, the Patronage of Tourism in the Counties of Valencia “València, Turisme”, PRODJ and the ZUMMO company.
A DJ will be present as entertainment and the Patronage of Tourism in the Counties of Valencia. Alsoc, “València, Turisme” will offer free tourism information about Valencia.
What is orchata?
Orchata is the generic name for a variety of beverages primarily made of plant milk, usually cereals.
Valencian horchata is made out of Chufas (the Spanish term for Tiger Nuts). Tiger nuts, also known as yellow nutsedge or earth almonds, are not actually nuts, but rather edible tubers. Orchata is a cold beverage made with water, sugar and wet or ground up tiger nuts.
Chufa is considered a super food due to its incredible nutritional properties. It is rich in minerals(phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron), unsaturated fats, proteins and vitamins(vitamins C and E) and contributes important enzymes which help digestion. Horchata regulates blood pressure and is suitable for people with hypertension, and is also recommended in diets which help lower cholesterol. Due to its lower energy value it is better than soy milk.
Useful information about the event
– Tuesday, the 10th of March, between 12:00 and 14:00 – two thousand litres of fresh orange juice.
– Wednesday, the 11th of March, between 12:00 and 14:00 – one thousand litres of horchata.
– The main entrance to Plaza de Torros, Calle Xàtiva, 28, 46004, Valencia
How to reach Plaza de Torros
– By metro, Xàtiva stop, lines 3, 5, 9.
– By EMT bus, lines 5, 32, 73, 81.
– With Valenbisi. A map of the stops can be found here. For the duration of Las Fallas certain Valenbisi stops will be temporarily closed, some of which are next to Plaza de Torros. Below is a list of the closed stops.