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As soon as the sun is up, people in southern Tunisia rush out to buy a glass or bottle of legmi, a coveted date palm drink that is too delicate to be sold far from the oasis.At the Ain Slam roundabout, a 1.5-liter bottle sells for around 2.5 dinars ($0.87).One of the producers is Ridha Omrane Moussa, who describes himself as the "prince of the palm tree". After God, there is the palm tree," he said.Perched atop an 8-meter palm, cigarette between his lips, Moussa had just finished his harvest for the day. 113ne must not touch the heart of the palm, otherwise it dies," Moussa warned.He has 25 palm trees but harvests from each for just two and a half years before letting them rest for four years, producing around 8,000 liters annually.
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