What's Made in Earth Kithul Jaggery?
Sourced from the border villages of the Sinharaja Rainforest and Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, Wild Kithul Trees (Fish Tail Palm) are mostly grown in the rainforests and in the intermediate forests in Sri Lanka. It’s sap is harvested using age-old traditional methods by families residing at the borders of the forests. The process of converting the collected sap to Kithul Jaggery is a craft that requires time, patience, and skill that comes with years of experience. By purchasing a pack, you are supporting these villagers to make a sustainable living and continue an invaluable tradition.
Kitul Hakuru, as it is called in Sri Lanka, has been long loved and traditionally used as a natural sweetener.
To make jaggery, the kithul sap needs to be boiled passing the point which produces treacle. Then the sap is put into coconut shells to make the unique shape.
❏ Palm Treacle (Caryota urens). ❏ No preservatives added.