This Sale is for: WHOLE BETEL NUTS: Sold by the Oz., Lb. & Kilo
Scientific Name: Areca Catechu
1/4lb (4 ounces) | 1lb (16 Ounces) | 1 Kilo (2.2lbs)
(nut sizes vary depending on batch)
Unlike the many other Betel Nuts being sold online, these are WHOLE
Betel nut, also known as Bettlenut, Paaku, Pinang, Areca nut or Cau
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 Natural Products in the world. Generally the betel-quid is a small morsel consisting of a quarter betel seed (crushed), 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 a feeling of well-being.
The seed contains alkaloids such as arecaine and arecoline, which when chewed is energizing and natural.
Betel nut is commercially available in dried, cured and natural forms. Considered an auspicious ingredient in Hinduism, it is used along with betel leaf in religious ceremonies and also while honoring individuals. can be chewed for their effects, attributed to the presence of relatively high levels of terpeneols. Chewing it increases the capacity to work, also causes a hot sensation in the body, heightened alertness and sweating. It should be noted effect of chewing few betel nuts is milder than drinking a cup of coffee. Chewing betel nuts is an important and popular cultural activity in many Asian countries including Palau. In East and North-east India, Betel nut is chewed with Paan (Betel leaf). Betel nuts are used in preparation of [Ayurvedic|Ayurveda] medicines.