- The Areca nut is
the seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), which grows in much of
the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commonly
referred to as "betel nut" as it is often chewed wrapped in betel
- Pooga Singar
Deodorant Beauty Soap, made of areca fruit extract. This soap is
invented by P. Shankar Bhat Badanaje, a farmer-cum-researcher of
Vittla which is available in jasmine, rose, and tulsi fragrances.
- Areca Nut
contains a large quantity of tannin, also gallic acid, a fixed oil
gum, a little volatile oil, lignin, and various saline substances.
Four alkaloids have been found in Areca Nut - Arecoline, Arecain,
Guracine, and a fourth existing in very small quantity. Arecoline
resembles Pilocarpine in its effects on the system. Arecaine is the
active principle of the Areca Nut.
- The prices of
white arecanut are on a historic high. From last year’s low of Rs 60
a kg, white arecanut is now being traded at Rs 180 a kg. The price
rise is of little help for small growers .
- Badanaje Shankar
Bhat, who indigenously developed the soap, said that arecanut was
limited only to chewing. Meanwhile, owing to research work, a number
of derivates like lipstick, tea powder, soft drinks, ink among
others are being possible to produce.
- The world
production of arecanut sums up to around 6,40,000 tonne per annum.
India dominates the world production of arecanut, with 51% of the
total world production.
- Betel nut palm is
ideally suited for tropical everwet climates (humid tropical
lowland, maritime tropical, subtropical wet, tropical wet forest)
with high rainfall that is evenly distributed throughout the year.
- In India,arecanut
is mainly grown in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Assam. Kerala
and Karnataka account for about 70% of the country’s production.
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