Last Updated : Oct 25,2017
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Also Known As
Sweet Betel Nut
Supari or betel nut is the primary crop of the Malnad region in Karnataka. It is the seed of a type of palm tree.
The nut is harvested and processed to get sweet supari, which is used as a mouth-freshener by youngsters and elders. Sweet supari is got by sweetening processed betel nut with sugar, artificial flavours and colours. Once processed this way, it gets a sweet taste and cooling mouth-feel, which make it effective as a mouth-freshener.
It is available at paan shops and roadside shops, in small packets costing around a rupee.
How to buy
• Sweet supari is available at roadside paan shops and tea stalls.
• It is available in different flavours like cardamom, rose, etc.
• Select the brand and flavour you want.
• It is available in small packets costing a rupee each.
• Bottles or bigger packs are also available in grocery stores or kirana stores.
• Sweet supari is added to different types of paans.
• It is also enjoyed plain, as a mouth-freshener.
• It can also be used to garnish ice-creams and to make other innovative recipes.
How to store
• Store the unopened packet at room temperature.
• Consume once opened.
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