Mawa

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

Bhavnagar (India), Gujarat

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, slaked lime, areca nut

HOW USED:

Placed in the mouth and chewed for 10 to 20 minutes.

WHO USES:

Young men.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Small pieces of sun-cured areca nut are mixed with tobacco flakes and slaked lime (liquid calcium hydroxide). The mixture is rubbed together to combine. The resulting mixture is about 95% areca nut.

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Page updated: 30 Mar 2021