Borassus flabellifer or more commonly known as toddy palm is a native tree to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The palm bears coconut-like fruits, also called ‘Munjal’ in the local language. Which is green and black in colour and contains fibrous pulp enclosed in its woody casing.
The fruit with a mild and subtle flavour is translucent and comes loaded with nutrients. It also helps in providing relief from scorching sun during summers, as it prevents heat strokes.
Munjal contains sugar, protein, carbohydrate, amino acid, vitamin C, yeast, potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6. These essential nutrients help improving eyesight, fighting cardio-vascular diseases as well as fighting with the cancer-causing agents.
The iron and vitamin B content of the fruit rejuvenate hair, nails and skin. However, it needs to be taken in moderation to get the best results.