Areca Nut by lilh

Areca Nut

The Areca nut is not a true nut but rather the seed of the areca plant which grows in much of Southeast Asia. The husk of the nut is green when unripe and turns orange/reddish orange when ripe. It is commonly referred to as betel nut. In the Philippines people used to cut open the nut, wrap this nut with betel leaves (Piper betle) and chew it. It is actually harmful to the health and is carcinogenic.

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I like your shot with the red 'nuts 'right in the middle of the frame.
Better stay away from it and yet it looks so inviting to eat when ripe. And it looks very prolific in producing seeds.
October 24th, 2020  
Interesting. A plant I haven't come across before. We learn so much on 365.
October 24th, 2020  
lovely capture
October 24th, 2020  
Great textures
October 24th, 2020  
Nicely capture and I enjoyed the info
October 24th, 2020  
Nicely shot, I like the composition you have chosen with the various colors of maturation
October 24th, 2020  
Lovely shot. Great info.
October 25th, 2020  
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