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Noun1.kitul - fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago
sago palm - any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
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In Sri Lanka the major varieties of palms are Palmyra Palm or Borassus Palm) Coconut Palm' or Cocos nucifera, Kitul palm or Caryota Urens and the Areca Nut palm or areca palm Areca catechu.
Tapping patterns of the kitul palm (Caryota urens) in the Sinharaja area, Sri Lanka.
Techno-economic aspects of production and utilization of two related palms kitul (Caryota urens) and palmyra.
Made from sap from the kitul palm tree, the strong, sweet-tasting drink contains eight to ten per cent alcohol and certainly packs a punch.
Within the reserve the large variety of plants traditionally used by humans includes the kitul palm (Caryota urens), the source of jaggery, a sweetener used as a sugar substitute; wewal (Calamus), rattans that are used for wickerwork; Ceylon cardamon (Elettaria ensal), a spice and flavoring; dun (Shorea), a source of varnishes and aromatic wood for incense; and weniwal (Coscinium fenestratum), the source of a yellowing coloring agent and active principles with tonic and digestive properties.
Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development has launched a programme to develop kitul cultivation and uplift the Kitul Industry as a traditional Industry in Sri Lanka and also to train all those presently engaged in the industry.
One of these two factories is the rehabilitated coir factory at Seenimodara, Tangalle, and the other is the Kitul Palm based processing factory at Uda Alubodeniya village.