Palm Wine

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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