Kithul Palm Treacle
All Natural Vegan Sweetener
Rathnapura District

GMP Certified - Export quality Kithul Treacle

In stock
500ml
Rs 1,500.00 Rs 1,350.00

 

  • Premium quality Kithul Treacle sourced from a collective of Kithul farmers from in and around the Rathnapura district
  • Vegan and Gluten free - Natural sweetener with low GI (Glycemic Index) score which is considered suitable for those concerned with blood sugar levels
  • GMP Certified product with a BRIX Index between 10-15
  • Goodfolks team has personally visited these farmers, provided production guidelines and set reasonable standards before sourcing
  • All Kithul treacle is treated with minimum amounts of sugar to ensure a stable shelf life (about 12 months)
  • Storage and preparation is only using stainless steel utensils (processes that use aluminium may contaminate the treacle and be harmful to your health)
  • The network also provides safety equipment and guidance to the farmers
  • All farmers are paid a fair rate to ensure they meet our standards and earn a meaningful return for their efforts
  • The colour of the Kithul Treacle may vary depending on the geographic location of the tree, age of the tree, the manufacturing process etc
  • Store in a cool dry place to prevent fermenting and going bad (refrigeration is recommended)
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    The low GI, GMP certified Kithul Treacle from Goodfolks, is obtained from the Caryota Urens, a palm tree native to Sri Lanka. It is also sometimes referred to as the Fishtail Palm or the Jaggery Palm. Kithul Jaggery and Toddy are also products obtained from the same palm tree. 

    Goodfolks natural Kithul Treacle is sourced from a network of farmers that has a base of about 5000. The Kithul treacle is a blend of produce from different areas. (We also offer limited edition Kithul Treacle from specific geographic areas). The number of trees that is of an age suited for tapping (extracting the sap) is limited and spread over 18 districts. This product features a blend that is primarily from the Rathnapura, Kegalle, Kandy and Badulla districts. 

    A lot of the Kithul Treacle in the market, though marked as pure and natural, may be adulterated. However even 100% natural treacle may vary in colour, taste and texture due to a multitude of natural reasons (explained above). Few ways to identify ‘good treacle’ is a slightly gaseous nature, a thicker consistency and tendency to crystallize.

    The network we source from offers training and equipment to ensure their safety (because the extraction process from trees located in dense forests can be dangerous) and focused on uplifting their livelihood. The network also provides safety equipment such as harnesses, raincoats and flashlights. The sap is collected and cooked in vessels made of stainless steel, ensuring there is no seepage of harmful metals into the product. This way we overcome the challenges faced in getting a ready supply of unadulterated Kithul treacle from Sri Lanka.

    The traditional extraction process involves setting an auspicious day and time. The farmer (tapper) will then climb up a ladder made of bamboo, attached to the tree. The flowers can be quite high on the trees. First he would remove the natural cover of the large flower (also known as the envelope) and make a few cuts. The sap will start oozing out from here and will be collected in a clay pot tied to the end. The farmer will return multiple times to collect the sap and use a blend of spices to coerce the tree into giving more sap. This labour intensive task is both dangerous and does not allow for processes that lead to standardisation. However our process, by and large, ensures an organic quality and sustainable practices.

    Additionally, Goodfolks Kithul treacle is certified to score between 10 and 15 on the BRIX index. A score below 10 indicates a higher water content while a score above 15 indicates the presence of added sugar. This product is also GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified and cleared by the Industrial Technology Institute of Sri Lanka. (We are happy to present them for bulk orders).

     

    Sourced from a farmer network counting over 5000. The network is based in the Rathnapura district, although the produce is sourced from around the island.

    Low GI Score (Glycemic Index) means this is ideal for those with blood sugar problems. More famous and popular syrups such as maple scores much higher on the GI Score and do not contain the nutritional values found in Kithul Treacle. Which by the way is widely used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

    Known to contain healthy nutrients, amino acids and minerals.

    Raw and unrefined

    No artificial flavours, additives, preservatives.

    MOQ: 

    1 Bottle

    Available in:

    500ml bottles

    Package type: Glass bottle
    Also available: N/A
    Price per bottle: 

    Rs.1500.00 per 500ml bottle

    Nett weight: 500ml 
    Gross weight 990ml
    Origin:  Made in Sri Lanka
    Type:   Branded
    White Labelling: N/A
    Custom Sizes:  Available 
    Brandname:   Goodfolks
    Handling type:

    Depending on what channel you order from

    Orders from Goodfolks website are subject to special offers and our environmentally friendly Scheduled Delivery services.

    Ingredients: Natural Kithul Treacle from multiple regions in Sri Lanka

    Region Nutrition Information:

    See package

    Colour of product: 

    Dark brown

    Product Grade:   N/A
    Max Moisture:   N/A
    Shelf Life:  12 months
    Directions for storage: 

    Store in cool dry place (at room temperature) to avoid affecting taste and consistency

    Directions for use: 

    Use without contaminating. Use as recommended.

    Special Notes:  None
    Why Goodfolks

    Our Goodfolks Makeover process ensures local products are upgraded to international quality, leading to higher value and returns to our local communities. Goodfolks is not a profit centric business but a community focused platform that seeks to empower and uplift all stakeholders.

    Goodfolks Reassurance:

    Minimum waste packaging

    Produced to organic, sustainable and ethical standards

     

    Sources: https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/kitul-treacle/

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/26/510610923/sri-lankas-kithul-palm-syrup-an-ancient-sweetener-in-need-of-saving

    https://www.peckishme.com/ingredients/kithul-treacle/

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322790116_Glycemic_Index_of_Caryota_urens_Kithul_Treacle_and_Jaggery_Traditional_Natural_Sweeteners_of_Sri_Lanka

     

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