Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No more consuming of Palm Sugar Coffee(Karupatti Coffee)

Coffee Made out of Palm sugar(Karupatti) is no longer being consumed. Before a decade , the consume of Karuppukatti is used by more number of people mainly in villages. This is rich in calcium and good for healthy heart.
Mostly southern District of Tamil Nadu consume more Palm Sugar because they have more Palm trees and Palm dwellers.
In Most of the houses, Palm sugar cup was an cottage industry for their daily needs.
Palm sugar was originally made from the sugary sap of the Palmyra palm , the date palm or sugar date palm (Phoenix sylvestris). Now it is also made from the sap of the sago, arenga pinnata and coconut palms, and may be sold as "arenga sugar" or "coconut sugar"
palm sugar has long been a staple for South East Asian culinary heritage and herbal medicine, the evolution of this traditional sweetener into a practical and easy to use cane sugar alternative heralds an exciting moment for the food & beverage industry. Coconut Palm Sugar has an extremely low glycemic index, an extremely high nutrient content and an affordable price for manufacturers and consumers alike.

There has been a rapid increase in popularity with progressive manufactures in the United States who make products for the health conscious consumer. Because diabetes is becoming a global epidemic, consumers are becoming very aware of their sugar intake, in what form their sugar comes in and where it comes from. Coconut palm sugar, because of its low glycemic qualities and high nutrient profile, is gaining in popularity for a wide array of uses to cater to the sugar conscious consumer.
Companies are using coconut palm sugar in cookies, baked goods, protein powders, energy bar, beverages or anywhere cane sugar is used.
Palm sugar is often used to sweeten savory food to balance out the salty flavor of fish. Its primary use in Thai cuisine is in sweets and desserts, and somewhat less often in curries and sauces.
Indians have two varieties of Palmyra sugar. One is unrefined and is in the form of hard blocks of dark brown sugar. This known as Karuppatti in Tamil. Kerala in India also has this palm sugar known as karipotti and is used to make coffee known as karipotti kapi.This is used as a sweetener for making certain types of cakes and biscuits. To the east, West Bengal also has a date palm jaggery variant, available as a dark brown liquid (nolen or notun gur)and as a solid, dark brown block (patali gur). It is used to prepare rich milk based desserts.

1 comment:

  1. Sir, Where did you take the Picture of the Palmyra Climber? the palm leaf bowls no more used in Tamilnadu for drawing Neera.
    Rev. Godson Samuel