Real nectar from a real mountain.
2,000 years of respectful tradition.
Deep in the Sri Lankan highlands, the geographical wonder of Kandy Mountain rises above the ancient city of Kandy--its lush forests home to a centuries old traditional culture of tree tappers. The Sri Lankan people of this area have sustainably tapped the sap of the kithul palm--scientifically known as Caryota Urens--for close to 2,000 years. The sap is wild harvested in garden forests that are designed with biodiversity in mind, ensuring the survival of the natural environment.
The Sri Lankan farmers use traditional methods to process the sap by hand, cooking down the nectar until it thickens, producing a thick syrup that has an earthy smokiness with caramel overtones.
Kandy Mountain Unravels An Age-Old Mystery
Our bodies are hardwired to respond to wholesome food--that hasn’t changed in all these centuries. Imagine being able to tap into that same source of body wisdom that our ancestors did when they were connected to the earth in ways we can only imagine today!
A Sweet Vision of the Future
Founded in 2014 by world traveler Adam Hoke, Kandy Mountain LLC--based in Eugene, Oregon--is the only U.S. based importer of Organic, Fair Trade, Wild Palm Nectar: a unique, low glycemic sweetener to rival all other sweeteners! We bring a deep rooted tradition to the United States, while promoting cultural preservation and ecological preservation
Sales of Kandy Mountain Wild Palm Syrup support these local wild-crafting communities and help preserve native Sri Lankan forests.
Organic & Non-GMO
We are committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
100% truly vegan. No animals nor animal byproducts were used in the making of this truly divine nectar. Our product is completely animal-cruelty free, unlike many sweeteners that are derived from cane juice that use imported cattle bone char to filter and bleach the final product.
Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. The Sri Lankan farmers who source our Palm Nectar pay respect to the trees, ensuring the longevity of the forest while promoting biodiversity.
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Forbidden Rice Pudding With Blueberries
½ cup Forbidden rice (Chinese black rice)
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup low-fat milk or rice beverage
1 cup unsweetened low-fat coconut milk
¼ cup Kandy Mountain Wild Palm Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
Combine the rice, water and salt in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed.
Add the milk, coconut milk and honey to the rice, and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, for five to 10 minutes, until creamy. Add the vanilla and blueberries, and continue to simmer for another five minutes.
Scrape into a bowl or into individual serving dishes. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.
Advance preparation: You can make this a day or two ahead and keep in a covered bowl in the refrigerator.
Raves from happy Kandy Mountain users!
“Kithul Wild Palm Syrup has a smoky flavor that adds a pleasant and tasty dimension to my baked goods. I absolutely love it in my home-baked granola!” - Jamie Kerr, proprietor of TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast
TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast
455 N Oregon St
P.O. Box 1891
Jacksonville, OR 97530
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