These are the types of stories I love reading about. I'd love to see the already existing Date Palm growers get yet another beneficial product out from their Date Palm Groves. Industrial solvents and other cleaners are unfortunately over used. Your average employee working on a project which requires cleaning will reason to themselves, "If a little bit of product works, then more must be better". This couldn't be further from the truth. This flawed thinking is very common even with the average human being utilizing cleaning products for private home uses view most manufacturer's instructions on the back of a product label are never conscientiously followed to the letter. Product is wasted and more bad chemicals end up some where in the environment whether it be land, water or our atmosphere.
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Florida Oranges were always the best
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Extraction of Juice From Date Palm Trees in Bangladesh & other uses
The gachhis extract juice from date palm trees by first scraping the soft part of the tree just below the cluster of leaves with a da (chopper) and then inserting a short BAMBOO pipe into it to allow the flow of juice in drops into a vessel fixed to the tree. The incision is made every evening and the juice is collected every morning. The juice is sweet and refreshing only at the early morning. But if after collection in the morning, it is stored for some two hours or more, it gradually ferments and becomes an intoxicating drink popularly known as tari."
"The juice of the date palms is largely turned into molasses (gur ) by being boiled in a vat. A special variety is the patali, a hardened circular cake of molasses generally consumed with rice and milk. Sugar candy is also made from molasses. The small amount of juice extracted by gachhis from the palmyra palm trees has the same use as the juice of the date palms. The hardened sugar mould prepared from the juice of the palmyra palm is locally called talmisri. The fermented juice of palmyra palm is more intoxicating and is a more favoured tari to many, especially in urban slums.
Here is an interesting link from the "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) site where uses for the Date Palm Juice are explored. Very interesting read.
Interesting. There are new er and newer things to learn about every day. I'm sure now that some western kids will learn about the intoxicating effects of the fermented juice and find creative ways of obtaining the product. You know how it is in the west ?