Neera – The sweet, oyster white & translucent drink, which is extracted from the inflorescence of palm trees has the tendency to bring down body temperatures by dissipating the heat and is an ideal coolant for the scorching summers.
Neera is an unfermented beverage & it is non – alcoholic. Once fermented, neera gets converted to toddy.
It is widely consumed in India, Srilanka, Africa, Malaysia.
Neera is not only sweet and delicious, but also has nutrients and minerals.
The Neera has low-fat, low calorific value (396 for 100 gms) and. rich nutritive value.
The nutritional analysis: ( Ref- Indian Council of Medical Research)
Carbohydrates (98.76), Protein (2 %), Fat. 0.04% , (Ether extracts.) (0.04), Minerals (0.3), Iron (Fe) (1.4mg. %), Calcium Ca (58.7mg %), Phosphorus (P) (5.4mg. %) and Riboflavin (8.2 mg/100 gm)
Neera has a nearly neutral pH.
Neera act as refreshing drink & It cools the human body especially in summer season.
Neera is a good appetizer.
It also helps to improve digestion & cure digestive troubles.
Neera act like a tonic for asthmatic, anemic & leprosy patients.
It can be consumed in fairly large quantity without any harm to the system