Betel Leaf

Some articles on betel, betel leaf:

Culture Of Gujarat - Paan Chewing in Gujarat
... Betel chewing is a part of many Asian cultures, and preparation techniques vary from region to region ... to local tradition and usually wrapped in a betel leaf (betel leaf comes from the betel pepper plant, Piper betle, which is not botanically related to the betel palm, Areca catechu ... Some people also chew tobacco with betel nut ...
Betel - Economics
... Betel leaves are cultivated throughout southeast Asia ... The leaves grow on betel vines, and the average size of vine plots range from 0.5 to 50 decimals (1 decimal = 0.01 acre) ... Malaysian farmers cultivate four types of betel plants sirih India, sirih Melayu, sirih Cina and sirih Udang ...

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