Palm fruits have been of great benefits to many living things including humans. Palm trees grow well in tropical regions. It is usually grown at waterlog areas or river banks. It requires a lot of water in its growth process especially when it is in the seedling stage.
Are you new to farming or in doubt of what to grow as a farmer? No one has ever regretted investing in the production of palm fruits. If making a huge profit margin is what you look out for, then Palm Plantation should be a good business to heed to. These points should give you a clue as to why you should look into investing in a Palm Plantation.
- Anyone who wants to invest in a business will have to know how long it will take to make a profit and the risk involve. When it comes to Palm fruits production an investor will have to work hard for a few years before starting to enjoy benefits.
- An oil palm begins to bear fruits 3 or 4 years after it has been planted depending on the conditions necessary for its growth or the type of palm grown. During that time the grower must spend money and work hard, without harvesting any fruits or earning money. Then after these years, one can start harvesting palm fruits.
Palm fruits have many uses which can generate huge sums of money if you mean business. These are few uses of palm fruit: Palm fruits are used to prepare the soup. It’s one of the healthy meals you can ever get in West Africa (Ghana).
- The fruits can be used for red oil. Also, the seeds in the fresh fruit could be dried and used for another type of oil. It could be added to dry coconut for another variety of oil.
- The chaff is used to set fire and also used in water purification to give it a nice taste. This is usually seen in rural communities in Ghana.
- We get a lot of domestic artefacts from palm trees. Some items used in our homes are made from palm trees. These are some artefacts you can produce from palm tree to make money.
- Brooms are usually made from the leaves of palm plants. This local product is seen in almost every house in Ghana. And the demand for these products increases day in day out. Though plastics brooms are gradually taking over the markets, people will mostly insist on getting the locally manufactured broom.
- Local fence and tents are made from palm branches. Also, it serves as a decoration for those in the leisure and relaxation sector.
- Baskets for many purposes are gotten from the palm branch.
- If you have still not figured out how to generate money from palm plants after reading the first two points then I hope to satisfy you here.
Production of palm wine and alcohol from palm plants are a great way of making millions. Palm wine is in high demand in the local market while industries also seek raw alcohol produced from palm to manufacture alcoholic beverages. Not only the alcoholic beverage companies are in a rush but the medical sector as well. Focusing on just this aspect of your Palm Plantation will give you enough reason to expand your farm and invest more.
Palm plants in general are of great benefit to our health. Palm oil is used for preventing vitamin A deficiency, cancer, brain disease, ageing; and treating malaria, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cyanide poisoning. Palm oil is used for weight loss and increasing the body’s metabolism.
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