Palm Wine


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Palm Wine

 

a wine obtained from the sweet sap of a number of palms, including the wine palm and the sugar palm. Palm wine contains approximately 4.5 percent alcohol, 0.5 percent acid, and 0.2 percent sugar. The sap of the wine palm flows freely when the bases of the flower clusters on the female plants are tapped. It begins to ferment in the air, and in six to eight hours it turns into palm wine.

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The man who would later be known as Elepe, provided Ogun with palm wine and roasted yam, the delicacy which Ogun ate after which he returned to the town but disappeared into the earth.
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Father of the gods in The Palm-wine Drinkard goes in quest of his dead palm wine tapper only to return with a wife (not a male as a "wife"), and not his object of quest; in Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958), Okonkwo, including his sisters, begotten by Unoka, engages in a sexual selectional competition with another male for the hand of Ekwefi in marriage.
This drove a major shift in consumption away from the traditional local 'palm wine' towards Western wines and even spirits.
Palm sugar can be consumed freshly or let it be fermented for a while to become palm wine. It has been reported that sugar palm was the first sources of sugar, fermented drinks and syrup.
Father of the gods in The Palm-wine Drinkard goes in quest of his dead palm wine tapper only to return with a wife (not a male as a 'wife'), and not his object of quest; in Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958), Okonkwo, including his sisters, begotten by Unoka, engages in a sexual selectional competition with another male for the hand of Ekwefi in marriage.
One day, she gave a very tasty meal of pounded yam and plenty of strong fresh palm wine to the hunter.
"Then he brought out some palm wine with which to ceremonially 'wash our feet' in welcome."