Sugar palm fruit

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The fruit

This one was a hard one to find any information on. I knew it was a palm fruit, but apparently there isn’t much information on the internet about these. In Thai its called luk dtan [ลูกตาล] and I finally tracked down a possible English name: sugar palm, toddy palm, or borassus flabellifer. I would consider it a rare fruit since I haven’t seen it often around here although it is very cheap.

Anyway, the fruit itself is quite jelly-like after you get the soft shell off. You have to cut the shell off with a knife; it doesn’t peel. As for taste, its not bad but pretty bland. Slightly sweet, but nothing else. I guess it’s cheap and not readily available for a reason. Another interesting fruit to try.

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Sugar palm fruits

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Sugar palm fruit

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One Comment

  1. Khoeurn
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    i want to know a bout palm fruit that what is in palm fruit?

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