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Is neera is a liquid available from palm trees ?!

Asked by lionheart, 14 Sep '08 05:09 pm
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Neera also called Palm Wine; Palm Toddy or simply Toddy is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the Palmyra, and coconut palms. This drink is common in various parts of Asia and Africa, and goes by various names, such as emu and ogogoro in Nigeria, nsafufuo in Ghana, kallu in South India, goribon (Rungus) in Sabah, Borneo, and tuba in the Philippines and Mexico. Toddy is also consumed in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

The sap is extracted and collected by a tapper. Typically the sap is collected from the cut flower of the palm tree. A container is fastened to the flower stump to collect the sap. The white liquid that initially collects tends to be very sweet and non-alcoholic before it is fermented. An alternate method is the felling of the entire tree. Where this is practiced, a fire is sometimes lit at the cut end to facilitate the collection of sap. Palm wine tapping is mentioned in the novel Things Fall Apart, by the Nigerian writer Chinua A ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 14 Sep '08 05:16 pm

 
  
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Yes you are right. When neera is fermented it becomes toddy
Answered by gem mina, 14 Sep '08 05:13 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by sumati gayki, 14 Sep '08 05:12 pm

 
  
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Yes if taken fresh then it's tasty otherwise intoxicated
Answered by amit kumar, 14 Sep '08 05:12 pm

 
  
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Yes it is useful till noon
Answered by Mukesh Jain, 14 Sep '08 05:12 pm

 
  
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Yes
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 14 Sep '08 05:11 pm

 
  
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Yes. neera is so testy.
Answered by gyanchand, 14 Sep '08 05:09 pm

 
  
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