The Butia Eriospatha Fruit - raw A succulent, fibreless pulp with a pleasant, acidic-sweet flavour. Delicious. It is used to make jellies and jams. It is fermented to make an alcoholic beverage . The fruit is soaked in alcohol to make a popular drink . The fruit is about 3cm in diameter .
A fibre is obtained from the leaves. It is used for making ropes The leaves are used for weaving into hats, baskets etc, and as a filling for mattresses or as a stuffing material in general The wood is moderately heavy, hard, very fibrous and of good durability if kept dry. It is only used locally in rustic constructions
Butia eriospatha is an evergreen, single-stemmed palm tree growing 4 - 6 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 30 - 45cm in diameter, topped with a crown of around 28 leaves that can be 1 - 2 metres long Butia Eriospatha Fruit plants in Kerala is now available in our farm. .