International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)

Neera: The coconut sap: A review


Bipasa Misra

Coconut is a very popular member of palm family-Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species of genus cocos. It is also a part of daily diet of many people. This is a very popular fruit as it has some cultural and religious significance, beside that every part of this fruit is use in different works. Neera is a product that is coming from the flower of coconut. It is a nectar type liquid. Neera is sweet, translucent in color and also has very high nutritional value. It is a very good source of vitamins, minerals and amino acid.Neera syrup is used as a health drink in connection with Ayurveda and other systems of medicine. Palm gur (jaggery), Palm sugar and other by products are produced by heating fresh neera and concentrating it.
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