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PALM CANDY    

                     Like palm gur, palm candy has also its importance among the products of Neera. It is being produced and used since procuring sweet Neera from palmyra has been known. It has got its various uses in Ayurvedic medicinal preparation as well as direct use.

THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF PALM CANDY

                Thirst due to excess of heat, urine trouble due to heat and over heat due to small-pox will be cured with palm candy.

 

Thirst                         :  Take candy and drink water

Urine trouble and heat  :  Mix candy with water or milk or drink

Small-pox                   :  Its a common medicine in the      
                                    case of small-pox.

Pregnant women          :  Pregnant women suffering from Urine
                                    trouble will mix palm candy with hot 
                                    water and take it.

Cough and Cold           :   Good remedy for cough and cold.

                       

MOLASSES

         Palm molasses is a sweet syrupy material obtained as a by-product of palm sugar manufacturer.

            Analysis of palm molases

Brix       67.869
Sucrose       46.009
Reducing sugar        8.809
Minerals( as ash)        8.209
Proteins        1.749
Thiamin B1 Microgram /100gm       160.00
Riboflavin   Microgram /100gm       420.00
Nicotinic acid mg.per 100gm     198.00

Various Products  from Molasses  
 
            Golden syrup    and    Cattle feed.

        Bio-chemical products like

             Ethyl alcohol, acetic acid, citric acid etc., can be prepared out of it by fermentation methods.

 

Comparison Study of Palmyrah & Coconut Neera :

 

Coconut

Palmyrah

Brix%

16 - 18%

13 - 14%

Pol%

14 - 15%

12 - 13%

Purity

84 - 85%

93 - 84%

Sucrase

14 - 15%

12 - 13%

Reducing Sugar

0.5 - 0.6%

0.1 - 0.2%

 

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Last updated: 28/72/06.