The tapped sap of the Coconut-flower has been used in this process to produce sugar. "Coconut Palm Sugar is produced from the flower nectar of coconut palms. Nectar harvesters climb into the canopy of the palm tree and use a section of twine (or grass cord) to tie together the palm's infloresences (flowers). These bunched infloresences are then bruised or gently sliced to produce a wound. This wound "bleeds" the nectar. Producers however must climb twice daily into the canopy to manage the wound so that it does not heal over. The process of keeping a coconut flower "flowing" is truly an art; much harder than one would imagine. The nectar collected is then evaporated down into a caramel sugar and can then be further handground into a crystalline texture."
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