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English term or phrase:tiger nuts, earth almonds, earthnuts
Spanish translation:chufas
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15:30 Aug 29, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Food & Drink
English term or phrase: tiger nuts
He crammed a fistful of tiger nuts into his mouth.
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Chufas
Explanation:
Algo interesante:
"Pronounced "CHOO-fuh," the tiny, tuberous roots of a Middle-Eastern plant of the sedge family, chufa "nuts"Ê have their origin in ancient Egypt. Chufa was one of the first domesticated crops and in fact, was found in vases in the tombs of the ancient Egyptian pharos. The chufa nut was widely used in Egypt and Sudan. The Arabs introduced the plant to Spain during the time of the Moorish kings (c. 700 to 1200 C.E.). The eastern Spanish province of Valencia was the best for growing chufa. The nut is good for your health, with high levels of iron and potassium. It does not contain sodium and is valued for its minerals and vitamins.

Perhaps you would like to know where the name "Horchata" comes from. Well, there's an old story about a girl in a little town that offered some of the drink to the visiting King of Catalunya and Aragon. After enjoying the drink, the king asked, "Que es aixo?" ("What is this?"). The girl answered, "Es leche de chufa" "(It's chufa milk" -- which was its original name), to which the King replied, "¡Aixo no es llet, aixo es OR, XATA!" ("This is not milk, this is GOLD, CUTIE!"). The word "Xata" in Catalan -- which the King spoke -- is an affectionate nickname for a child. The fame spread throughout the country and the name of the drink started to be known in Spanish as Orchata. Later, the H was added to the beginning. Horchata remains a very popular and refreshing summer drink in the region of Valencia."

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A superb job! Indeed with interesting information and a beautiful story.
But in fact I had got the information needed through the links suggested when submitting my request.
Anyway Thank you very much.
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Chufas


Explanation:
Algo interesante:
"Pronounced "CHOO-fuh," the tiny, tuberous roots of a Middle-Eastern plant of the sedge family, chufa "nuts"Ê have their origin in ancient Egypt. Chufa was one of the first domesticated crops and in fact, was found in vases in the tombs of the ancient Egyptian pharos. The chufa nut was widely used in Egypt and Sudan. The Arabs introduced the plant to Spain during the time of the Moorish kings (c. 700 to 1200 C.E.). The eastern Spanish province of Valencia was the best for growing chufa. The nut is good for your health, with high levels of iron and potassium. It does not contain sodium and is valued for its minerals and vitamins.

Perhaps you would like to know where the name "Horchata" comes from. Well, there's an old story about a girl in a little town that offered some of the drink to the visiting King of Catalunya and Aragon. After enjoying the drink, the king asked, "Que es aixo?" ("What is this?"). The girl answered, "Es leche de chufa" "(It's chufa milk" -- which was its original name), to which the King replied, "¡Aixo no es llet, aixo es OR, XATA!" ("This is not milk, this is GOLD, CUTIE!"). The word "Xata" in Catalan -- which the King spoke -- is an affectionate nickname for a child. The fame spread throughout the country and the name of the drink started to be known in Spanish as Orchata. Later, the H was added to the beginning. Horchata remains a very popular and refreshing summer drink in the region of Valencia."

http://www.geocities.com/thalaric1/foodnwine/drinks.html

Suerte y saludos de Oso ¶:^)


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xxxOso
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Grading comment
A superb job! Indeed with interesting information and a beautiful story.
But in fact I had got the information needed through the links suggested when submitting my request.
Anyway Thank you very much.

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agree  xxxxxxleliadour
1 min
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agree  Katherine Matles
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agree  Maria Paz: que linda historia, colorín colorado este cuento.....
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agree  xxxtazdog: nice one, Oso :-)
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