- Areca tree is cultivated in the regions of Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Philippines, Africa and East Indies.
- This palm feather tree grows to a height of 1.5 meters, and produces a fruit called betel nut.
- This nut is used in the fresh form, as well as in the dried form, and the nut can be boiled or roasted.
- The taste of the betel nut is warm and acidic, and mixes well with all spices. Quid is the package that is used for eating the betel nut. Men, women and children regularly consume the quid to enjoy its health benefits.
Betel Nuts, also known as Areca Nuts, are mostly grown in tropical climates around Asia. Indonesia is one of the largest growers of Betel Nuts in the world. The nuts are mostly used for chewing, animal feed or for medicinal and coloring purposes. In Indonesia, Betel Nuts are primarily grown in the Sumatra island and are harvested year round.Betel nut is an important cash crop and is processed into pan-masala, gutka, scented supari etc. which have been extremely popular in our country.