Ratnagiri: Neera drinks have been considered suitable in Ayurveda. Neera drink is suitable for diabetes patient. Ratnagiri's Bhatta Coconut Center has successfully used to make sugar from the neera of this coconut tree. According to these researchers, this sugar is suitable for diabetes patients.
The juice that comes out from the bunches of coconut tree flowers is the same neera. The quantity of sugar in this is only 14 to 18 percent. Sugar produced from sugarcane has a glycemic index of 65, while the glycemic index in neera drinks is only 32 percent. Due to such a low glycemic index, Neera drink is beneficial for diabetes patient. Researcher of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dr. Vaibhav Shinde has made sugar from the neera of this coconut tree.
Researcher Vaibhav Shinde explains that the juice obtained before sunrise from a bunch of coconut flower flowers is called Neera. Neera drinks are extracted by piercing between the bunches of coconut tree flowers. Sugar and sweet are made from it. Neera is considered suitable for human health. If coconut is cultivated on a large scale in Konkan, Neera can also be extracted in the same quantity.
The glycemic index in neera drinks is only 32 percent. The glycemic index is the lowest among other substances. You can make sweet and sweet things with Neera sugar, which will prove beneficial for the diabetes patient. In future, the demand for sugar made from this neera will increase. Choose a coconut tree of 20 to 25 years old to remove neera. One and a half can get 2 liters of neera from this tree. Heat this neera and it becomes a thick substance. After becoming cold, she becomes a sugar candy. Grind it in a mixer and make it powdered, and this neera sugar is ready for you to eat.
Sugar making process
A hole is made between the flowers of the coconut tree to extract the neera. The juice flowing from it is neera. Flakes of coconut tree flowers bind matki. Neera flowing through the hole falls into the matki. Neera is extracted before sunrise. The properties of the extracted neera after sunrise are different. Therefore, the drink taken before sunrise is neera. Keep the mixture on gas until it thickens. Turn off the gas, then the sugar mixture of this thick mixture is formed. After putting it in the mixer, China is ready to eat.
Employment will also be available by taking training on making sugar from Neera in pure manner. Tushar Agra, who is trained to make this neera, says that, 'I have trained in making sugar from neera, I took training in Bhatta Coconut Center in Ratnagiri. After that I am making sugar from Neera. I sell 100 kg of neera sugar a month. The cost of this one kilo of sugar is one thousand rupees. I gain 30 thousand rupees per month by selling this sugar. Now the demand is increasing.
On this, Doctor Balwant Ek says that, the regular sugar has a glycemic index of 65, and if the sugar of the Neera drink has 32 glycemic index, then it is suitable for diabetes. If there is a glycemic index below 40, then it is suitable for diabetes.
What are the characteristics of Neera drinks?
The juice that comes out from the blossoms of coconut trees is the same neera. It does not contain alcohol at all and is extremely nutritious and beneficial for health. The glycemic index of this neera is only 32, due to this, its effect on blood sugar level is very less. At the same time, this glycemic index is 65 percent in sugarcane juice.
First, sugar is made from neera drinks in the coconut center of Kerala. This experiment was successfully carried out at the Bhate Coconut Center in Ratnagiri. According to the researchers, for diabetic patients, sugar made from neera drinks is nothing less than Sanjeevani herb. Soon the proposal for its patent will be sent to the Konkan Agricultural University.