We all know Nollywood the Nigerian film industry most often portray palm wine, as the special drink used mostly for events like traditional marriages. In Nigeria, it is indeed a special drink not only because of its taste but also because of its health benefits. It contains Vitamin C and antioxidant. Palm wine most often is enjoyed with hot peppered meat or soup. The drink is also stored in kegs and should not be tightly stored with covers.
When fresh from the palm tree, it has a light and lovely taste that calls to mind champagne. It ferments quickly, however, into a more potent –and to some, sour — brew.
Palm wine is derived from various species of palm trees like coconut palms, date palm, and Palmyra. It is one of the most sought after drinks in the world ass you can get it from South America, Asia, the Caribbean, West, and Central Africa. Apart from its sweet taste, what are the benefits of palm wine?
Palm Wine Benefits…
It will come as a surprise to many to know that palm wine fights cancer as it contains riboflavin which is popularly known as Vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant that fights the radical causes of cancer. Medically, a cup of freshly tapped palm wine with the right amount of vitamins will do a whole lot of good for your body and to your body
You must have heard our forefathers and grandfathers talk about how the palm wine clears sight, well there is truth to it. Palm wine contains antioxidants, like vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin C which improves sight and vision. This is why those who drink it have clearer eyesight than most. Our forefathers are right after all.
Healthier Skin, Nails and Hair.
Pammy, as it is locally, called contains vitamin B complex and Iron which are required in the human body to maintain healthy nails, hair and skin. Iron, as we all know, is mostly responsible for the development, growth of all body cells. Furthermore, most wounds and injuries caused to the body are repaired due to the presence of iron in your body and when you take Pammy, it heals faster and tissues are repaired too.
Pammy Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases…
In 2008, Lindberg and Ezra conducted and proved that Pammy can reduce the risk of getting any cardiovascular diseases. It contains potassium known to improve heart conditions.
Though if you ever wondered why our nursing mothers are advised to take pammy, then wonder no more. In some African country like Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon Palm wine helps lactating mothers. These are women who are said to have limited breast milk production.
So there you have it folks, all the benefits of pammy. You can now go to bush bars across the country and order yours. Also knowing not only its taste but its health benefits as well.