Palm Wine
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 11:28AM
[chuck] in Arenga pinnata, Science, West Kalimantan, palm wine

Severed flower stalk of Arenga pinnata (Wurmb) Merrpositioned to drip into a clay collecting pot.  The sugar-rich exudate is fermented to make palm wine or "toddy". Despite reports that the raw juice is "caustic", the fresh, unfermented sap is actually a sweet, and quite refreshing drink. [NOTE: Photo from a Dayak village in the Sanggau district of West Kalimantan].   

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