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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Areca catechu - Betel Nut Palm, Pinang Sirih

Scientific name: Areca catechu
 Common name: Betel Nut Palm, Pinang Sirih 
 Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Malaysia or Philippines
 Category: Palms
Photo taken at:  the Secret Garden of 1-Utama


  1. Are there old people there who use this betel nut, put in a leaf plus lime and then chew the mixture producing red color in the mouth? Here we call that mixture as "nganga". Our generation don't do that anymore, but they say it is healthy. When in Taiwan, i realized we export green betel nut there!

  2. Chewing of betel leaves was very common in Malaysia a long time ago. Now, very few people do that but they still sell the betel nuts, lime and leaves set at certain Indian flower streets.


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