Palm sugar is a sweetener that is made from the sap present in the flower buds of the palm tree. It is known as natural sugar because it involves minimum processing and no chemicals are used. The sap from the tree is heated to wick away the moisture content until a thick syrup is obtained, and this sweet nectar is then further reduced to crystals. In the stores, palm sugar is available in the block, granular and liquid form.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Borassus flabellifer||Palm Sugar||பனங்கற்கண்டு||ताड़ / Taad||കരിമ്പന / karimpana|