Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sweeten Your Life with Miel de Palma

Literally translated as palm honey, Miel de Palma comes from the island of La Gomera and is not actually a honey at all but is derived from Guarapo – sap taken from the island’s distinctive date palm trees  – which has been cleaned, filtered and distilled to produce a rich, sweet syrup which tastes a bit like molasses. Used for centuries, Guarapo has strong medicinal properties and high energy content which made it a valuable food and medicine for the Guanche, original inhabitants of the islands. Today its production methods have improved but the product itself remains in its purest form.

Sweeten Your Life with Miel de Palma

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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