The drive to Kanyakumari from Poovar throws up an interesting World of Nuts.
Kanyakumari is the southernmost Tip of India at the confluence of The Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean.
Monsoon Clouds hover over the last of the Western Ghats.
Black Coconuts ? Seen in makeshift shacks that line the Highways.
The Insides reveal these are no Coconuts ? The taste underlines the mistaken identity even more.
The Black Nuts have three compartments unlike a single found in the more familiar Coconuts. The white part is the edible part in this state.
“these coconut like Nuts are the fruits of the Sugar Palm or Toddy Palm ( English Name), Tari ( Hindi name) , Borassus flabellifer ( Scientific name) .
They are native to the Indian subcontinent and numerous folklores have these Nuts at the core of the stories. Besides fables they are also the source of Toddy, an alcoholic drink popular amongst the masses.”
I will of course hold back on the identity for a few hours, let us see if someone can identity these “NUTS”.
” I am updating the blog earlier than stated as a fellow blogger from Dubai revealed the identity within minutes of posting the blog. You can read the conversation in the Comments section that follows below”.
The Featured Image highlights Orange Coconuts against Paddy ( or Rice) Fields.