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Sweet Palm Juice

Palm juice is a delicious drink and a source of income for many Cambodians

Sweet Palm Juice in Cambodia - Best Time
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Sugar palm trees are extremely important for Cambodians. Those trees are a source of food and a material for many goods, from chopsticks to a house. Palm juice is collected from both male and female flowers from November to March. Ladders are fixed to the trees as well as bamboo containers that overnight fill with juice. Early in the morning, ​the collector will climb the tree, take the container and take it to the market. Each tree gives about five litres of juice daily, which is a good resource for the family to consume or to sell.

Bamboo ladder tied to a sugar palm
Bamboo ladder tied to a sugar palm
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