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Palm Juice Soft Drink

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:48 pm

Palm Juice Soft Drink

The first hygienically produced soft drink made from palm juice, produced domestically, has proved popular enough to seek organic certification, and hopefully an export market.

While palm juice has been used to make sugar, alcohol and vinegar, it has never been tapped for making soft drinks on a large scale, Ieng Sotheara, founder of Khmer Organic Cooperative, the company behind the venture, told Khmer Times.

“We have seen palm juice as a non-alcoholic drink for people before, but it has never met any quality standards, so we decided to produce a high-quality product for local consumption, as well as export.”

A year after the project began, the facility in Prey Veng province’s Ba Phnom district has the capacity to produce 50 liters a day.

And the raw ingredient, juice from the ubiquitous palm trees found throughout much of Cambodia, means that production can be further scaled up if needed, said Mr. Sotheara, adding that the harvesting of which provides a valuable source of non-rice income for rural farmers... ... oft-drink/
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