Palm Wine – Its Regional Names, Tapping, Nutritional Content and Distillation

Palm wine is a popular African and Asian alcoholic beverage gotten from the sap of different palm tree species including coconut palms and date palms. The fresh palm juice is sweet, colorless, clear juice which contains 10-12 percent of neutral sugar.

Palm wine regional names:

It is called various names depending on the origin, region and people

· Oguro or emu in Nigeria,

· Nsafufuo in Ghana

· Matango in Cameroon,

· Kallu in South India,

· In Mijikenda, Kenya it is called Mnazi

· in Sabah, Borneo it is called Goribon (Rungus)

· In in North Sumatra, Indonesia it is called Tuak

· In the Philippines, Borneo and Mexico it is called Tuba

· In Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nsamba

Tapping of palm wine

Tapping is the process of collecting the wine from the tree and the person that does this task is called a tapper. Tapping can be done in two major processes: Cutting of the palm flower and Falling of the entire tree.

Cutting of the palm flower: The tapper cuts a 10-15cm from the top of the…

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