The betel is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or paan, with or without tobacco, in an addictive psycho-stimulating and euphoria-inducing formulation with adverse health effects.
The betel plant is an evergreen and perennial creeper, with glossy heart-shaped leaves and white catkin. As an exporter of Bangladesh we process and pack betel leaf (paan) by experiences. The betel plant originated from South and South East Asia.
The betel leaf is cultivated in most of South and Southeast Asia. Since it is a creeper, it needs a compatible tree or a long pole for support. Betel requires high land and especially fertile soil. Waterlogged, saline and alkali soils are unsuitable for its cultivation.
In Bangladesh, farmers called baruiprepare a garden called a barouj in which to grow betel. The barouj is fenced with bamboo sticks and coconut leaves. The creeper cuttings are planted at the beginning of the monsoon season.
In 3 to 6 months the vines reach 150 to 180 centimeters in height and they will branch. Harvest begins, with the farmer plucking the leaf and its petiole with his right thumb. The harvest lasts 15 days to one month. The harvested betel leaves are consumed locally or exported to other parts of Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Betel is an important part of the economy in rural Bangladesh.
♦ Bangladesh grows different variety of betel leaf. The most demandable betel leaf are sweet betel leaf (misti paan) & hot betel leaf (Zhal paan). Fresh betel leaves (paan) are exported by air shipment from Bangladesh under special packing.
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