Zarda

BRAND NAMES:

1000, Apnapari Zarda, Baba Zafrani Zarda, Baghban Zafrani Zarda - Unicorn, Bhija Patti Zarda, Bulet Brand - Aziz Chemical Works, Dhaka, Chamn Bahar - Rose Powder, Diamond (No 32 Special), Dilip Zardah, Dulal Misti Zarda, Dulal Patti Zarda, Ganesh Tobacco 701, Gopal 60 Zarda, Guru Zafrani Patti, Hakim Pury, Momo, Moti Special Zarda, Najma Zafrani Zarda 800, Noman Pata Zarda, Nova Zarda, Nurani Rahatt, Nurani Red Leaf, Nurani Shahzadi, Peacock Brand Tobacco Leaves, Rajajani Zarfani Patti, Ratan Leaf Zarda, Ratna Zafrani Patti No 300, Surma Special Zarda, Sylhet Zarda, Zafrani Banarsi Patti Asli, Zafrani Patti 350 Special (Bullet Brand)

COMMON NAMES:

Zarda

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

India, Arab countries, United Kingdom

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, lime, spices, vegetable dyes, areca nut

HOW USED:

Often used as ingredient in betel quid. Chewed.

WHO USES:

Men and women in middle to upper socio-economic groups.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Tobacco leaves are broken up and boiled with lime and spices. The mixture is dried and colored with vegetable dyes, then mixed with finely chopped areca nuts.

Zarda

Page updated: 03 Apr 2021