The pulp of the date palm This year we are collecting date patali and jhola molasses from Chuadanga, Jhenaidah and adjoining areas.
Only 1st cut powder
Only 1st cut juice is taken to make molasses. No juice of 2nd or 3rd cut is taken.
Alum or Urea Free: No alum or urea is used to clean or whiten the powder.
Wheat flour or sugar free: Wheat flour or sugar is not used to harden the powder. Free of silt (dirt on top of juice), old gum or chita gum.
- Must be kept in a dry environment
- Should be stored in earthenware or glass containers
- Keep the lid of the mouth dry
- Do not touch the container
- Wet spoons cannot be used
The container used for collecting the juice is cleaned.
When the mouth of the pot of date juice is open, the badur comes and sits there. The Nipah virus enters the human body from that juice. The mouth of the pot is covered with palm leaves so that the tiger or any other bird does not sit
According to the WHO, the Nipah virus is transmitted at a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. And since molasses is made by heating the juice, there is no reason to have Nipah virus in molasses. Nipah virus infection is usually caused by drinking raw juice.
The higher the density of the molasses, the better the molasses. This means that the powder is prepared from fresh juice with a good amount of fuel. And here the FERMENTATION has decreased. If the fermentation is high or the fuel is low, the concentration of the powder is less if there is chitagund or kari.
Time of juice collection
The juice is collected very early in the morning.
Duration: 4 months.