The nuts which Pulau Pinang (Penang) is named after ..   5 comments


The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after …

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts as seen in our flag.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts as seen in our flag.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts as seen in the Coat of Arms.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts as seen in the Coat of Arms.

Areca (Mama’an in Meranau people.) is a genus of about 50 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from China and India, across Southeast Asia to Melanesia. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of India.

Usage

The best-known member of the genus is A. catechu, the areca nut palm.  Several species of areca nuts, known for their bitter and tangy taste, raw or dried, are routinely used for chewing, especially in combination with the leaves of betel and dried leaves of tobacco.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

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5 responses to “The nuts which Pulau Pinang (Penang) is named after ..

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  1. Many people still chew these, nowadays?

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  2. So nice to see this informative post 🙂

    We have a small plantation of ‘areca nut trees’ and I used to climb those tree when I was a kid 🙂

    Have a nice day 🙂

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  3. Very interesting

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