The palm tree is widely distributed throughout the forests of Idanreland. It is a delightful experience to see some of the indigenes still involved in the ancient practice of palm wine tapping, with the wine-tapper expertly whizzing up trees that sometimes reach as high as 80 feet, with nothing more than a local plant harness.
The palm tree offers many products such as:
Palm Wine (Emu in Yoruba language) – the delicious juice of the palm tree used in celebratory occasions and many traditional ceremonies across Yorubaland.
Palm Oil – Palm oil is used in a range of food and cosmetic products. Some of the foods in which it is used include bread, margarine, vegan cheese, ice cream and crisps. It is a natural source of vitamins A, C and E, which possess antioxidant properties.
Palm oil is also used in cooking as an alternative to other vegetable oils.