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20 Areca Catechu (Whole Betel Nuts)

20 Areca Catechu (Whole Betel Nuts)
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20 Areca Catechu (Whole Betel Nuts)

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Areca Catechu (Whole Betel Nuts)

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The most common use of these nuts (seeds) is in the ritual chewing of the "betel-quid." This habit is very widespread throughout Asia, India and the Pacific, making it one of the most popular stimulants in the world. Generally the the betel-quid is a small morsel consisting of a quarter betel seed (cushed), a pinch of lime, spices like cardamom or nutmeg for flavour all wrapped in a betel leaf (Piper betle). On some Pacific Islands it is traditional for the men to also add tobacco into the package. This quid is chewed slowly over several hours, causing mild stimulation and a feeling of wellbeing.