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Organic Wild Kithul ™ Treacle 375ml

Wild Kithul ™ Treacle

Brief: Wild Palm (Kithul) Treacle is a type of sweet syrup extracted from the sap of ‘caryota urens’ palm (fish tail Palm). The sap is boiled down much like sugarcane juice to produce Kithul sugar and kithul treacle. Kithul treacle is extremely dense, like molasses, and it tends to be a very dark brown. It is also incredibly rich and very sweet and sticky. In some areas of the world it is used medicinally. Can be used like Maple Syrup. Wild Kithul Treacle has a glycemic index of 35.

Specifications – 100% Treacle derived off sap taken from the Wild Kithul Flower (Kithul – Sinhala word for Palm)

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Wild Kithul ™ Treacle Sweet & Healthy
“Kithul” is a Sri Lankan name to a variety of palm scientifically known as Caryota urens that grows in the Asian tropics. It is a species of indigenous flowering plant in the palm family from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India. They naturally grow in the wild, in forest covers, in fields, in rain-forest clearings and even in home gardens. This palm has been used as an ornamental tree in the Philippines. They are commonly called solitary fishtail palm, toddy palm, wine palm or jaggery palm. Kithul Treacle is thick syrup made from the unfermented and concentrated sap
tapped from the inflorescence of the Kithul palm tree. Also called kithul honey and sometimes confused with molasses, kithul treacle uses pure sap for a unique taste and aroma that is more similar to maple syrup. As an all-natural, chemical-free products with no additives or preservatives, treacle are considered a healthy alternative to granular sugar.
The traditional knowledge of extracting and reducing the sap to procure kithul treacle is a highly guarded and much valued secret, kept within families and handed down from generation to generation with the techniques being unmatched and not practiced in any other country in the region.
Kithul Jaggery is made from the concentrated treacle, which is poured into molds and then dried. It is used as a brown sugar replacement Pure Kithul Syrup has a very low Glycemic Index (GI) value among sweeteners. Foods with Lower GI values are good for the human health & it minimizes the threat even for diabetes patients. In Sri Lanka it is used as a sweetener. It is consumed with tea, curd, yoghurt, hot cakes, pan cakes, toasted bread & bakery industry. In Japan it is used as alternative to Maple syrup in addition to above usage.
In Sri Lankan ethano-medicine it is claimed to possess health benefits such as anti-ageing and anti-diabetic although not scientifically tested. In recent studies it has been found that wild palm treacle possess anti-oxidant properties as well. Traditionally, in Sri Lanka, treacle prepared from Caryota urens L. (Kithul) sap has been used as a sweetener for many centuries and it has been used to prepare a variety of sweet foods, drinks and some medicinal preparations such as arista. (arista (ä·riˑ·st) nAyurvedic method of medicine preparation that uses natural fermentation, similar to arava. Instead of using herbal juice, however, the herbs are infused or decorated in water; to this aqueous extract are added jaggery (raw cane sugar) and dried forest-flame bush flowers (containing yeast).

 

In Sri Lankan ethano-medicine it is claimed to possess health benefits such as anti-ageing and anti-diabetic although
not scientifically tested. In recent studies it has been found that wild palm treacle possess anti-oxidant properties as
well.
More reading:
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/online/363/sweet-science-sri-lankas-rural-treacle-industry
http://www.scidev.net/en/features/sweet-science-sri-lankas-rural-treacle-industry.html
http://www.nation.lk/2009/02/22/eyefea7.htm
http://www.zimbio.com/Weight+Loss/articles/ULHWHulBp5l/Sweeteners+Good+Bad+Awful
http://www.nation.lk/2010/04/04/eyefea1.htm

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Weight 0.475 kg

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