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paan

(pahn),
A preparation of areca nut and perhaps various drugs and flavorings wrapped in a betel leaf, chewed for its intoxicant properties.
[Hindi]

betel nut

The nut-like seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), typically wrapped in betel leaves and with added flavouring, including lime, clove, cardamom, and catechu, which is chewed from India to New Guinea for its mild stimulant effect.

paan

(pon) [Hindi pān]
The chewing of betel leaf, common in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, which is a stimulant and is associated with the development of oral cancers.
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In figure 4 a vertical iconic Life Tree is surrounded by the typical auspicious symbols of fishes, heart-shaped betel leaves and nutcracker.
We thank Pakistan for granting of 50% MOP for our exports of betel leaves under PSFTA as result of 2013 November JEC talks in Colombo.
Gorakhpur, July 10 (ANI): Farming of betel leaves has declined in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur region as demand for packed crushed betel nuts is on the rise.
He says, "Though paans are also smuggled from India via Wagha Border, the quality of such paans is not good as they are grown in two to four days by using intensified chemicals whereas a paan vine takes 15 days to produce betel leaves.
Most of the 30,000 Khasia in Bangladesh cultivate betel leaves for a livelihood.
Raw ingredients were also readily available, including: areca nut flakes or chunks, betel leaves, and a variety of sweeteners and additives.
Typically, the spices that would have been stored inside were for the preparation of paan, an Indian digestive made from betel leaves filled with various nuts, spices, fruits, sugar, and frequently betel nut, which turns the mouth dark red.
Prevalence of multidrugresistant Salmonella on ready-to-eat betel leaves (Paan) and in water used for soaking betel leaves in North Indian cities.
A less-familiar take on Southeast Asian bundles is the use of grape leaves to replace the betel leaves commonly used as wrappers in Asia.
Classic dishes include jungle curry of monk fish and the truly exotic miang som oo, crab and pomelo with roasted coconut, peanut and caramel dressing served on betel leaves.
Wonderful betel leaves--these betel leaves are from Verahanoor--I bought these betel leaves--but if they aren't enough for you, Don't leave me sad, Sir Don't stand there All mad, Sir.
Ten betel leaves, a small block of gambir, a small container of lime, and five areca nuts cost 50 cents (Malaysian) for each type of ingredient.