The Palmyra, Toddy Palm

Mention of this fruit, the Borassus flabellifer, the Asian Palmyra palm, toddy palm or sugar palm in this winter will definitely sound out of season. This is usually available in markets during summers. During my road journey through Chettinad in May 2014, when the summer was at its peak, I spotted this woman selling the edible jelly seeds of palm fruit. The white kernel can be eaten raw. It is juicy and has a light sweet taste. Gulping down a few of them soothed and cooled my mind and body completely.

The lady tried to remove these jelly seeds from the fruit carefully without slashing them. The way she was wielding the big knife to carve out the soft seeds was amazing. Her children were assisting her in her work. She tried to keep the place as neat as possible, but then the flies seemed adamant.

Thursday Challenge: Fruit

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