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Gula Aren Palm Sugar comes not from the Coconut Palm, as is often assumed, but from the impressive Sugar Palm - Arenga Pinnata. This thrives without fertilisers or pesticides in ecologically diverse forests and not as a monoculture. The Sugar Palm depends on intact forest and provides critical environmental services such as biodiversity, slope stabilisation flood resilience, hydrological regulation, wildlife habitats, soil
enrichment and greenhouse gas capture. It has an extremely deep root system which feeds on mineral-rich volcanic soils and large leaves which capture abundant sunlight. Owing to its great productivity, it has been called, the champion of photosynthesis; in contrast to sugar cane it ‘locks up’ CO2 over time whilst providing a constant supply of natural sugar juice which is rich in nutrients.
the Sweetness of Nature ...