Pan Masala (betel quid)

BRAND NAMES:

Gogo Fresh and Sweet, Golden Special, Rajnigandha_Pan_Masala, Shahi Meva, Tripti Paan Moshla, TRS Green Makhwas, Tulsi Meeta, Raz Pan Masala, Meetha Mazaa

COMMON NAMES:

Pan Masala

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Taiwan, China

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, areca nuts, slaked lime. Chewing tobacco is sometimes used, and flavoring agents such as menthol, camphor, sugar, rosewater, aniseed, mint, or other spices are sometimes added in different regions.

HOW USED:

It is placed in the mouth. It is gently sucked and chewed. Pan Masala is sometimes served in restaurants after the meal. Occasionally Pan Masala is used with the betel quid.

WHO USES:

It is common among men and women.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Commercially prepared, vendor prepared or assembled at home. Areca nut is boiled, roasted, or sun-dried. Tobacco may be used raw, sun-dried, and roasted, then finely chopped, powdered and scented. Alternatively, the tobacco may be boiled, made into a paste and scented with rosewater or perfume.

Pan masala (betel quid)

Page updated: 02 Apr 2021