Last week we were on a road trip and somewhere on NH 7 we saw men waving these conical packages. Curiosity got the better of us and we stopped to buy two. These are packages of Palmyra leaves.
Knotted and tied with a couple of fronds.
The palmyra leaf opens to reveal five of six pods of the palmyra fruit.
The Palmyra leaf is circular in shape and has a naturally occurring accordion fold which aids the creation of the conical packages. Pure genius whoever created this package.
Summer is round the corner.
With the onset of the summer heat, the fruit of the Palmyra palm makes an appearance on the carts of fruit sellers on the streets of every neighbourhood in the city. The fruit seller cuts open the fiberous black fruit and removes three jelly like pods which are filled with a cool liquid. These jelly pods are just the thing to beat the summer heat.
Wish they would use the Palmyra leaf for packaging instead of the thin plastic bags which are ruining our environment.
We've embraced the use of plastic for packaging and forgotten the use of natural materials for packaging.
Have a good week.