The delicious palm sap or "honey" is made from the sap of the Canary Island palm tree of La Gomera. It is a brown syrup with an intense flavour used in the preparation of many typical Gomeran dishes, especially desserts.
This syrup has been made using traditional, natural methods for centuries. First, the palm tree is 'cured'. This means that the artisans climb the palm trees to extract the guarapo. They cut off the upper leaves until they find a soft, white area called 'tosa'. Each evening, they cut a layer off so that at night the sap gushes out through a channel. Once the liquid has been collected, the next step is to boil the sap in a slow cooking process that results in the final product.
Palm sap is a representative product of the landscape and gastronomy of La Gomera. Get one of our jars of palm sap and delve a little deeper into the culture of our islands.