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Betel Nut

- Wed, 22 May 2019 22:52:36 EST tU/jBjAe No.132272
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So, I have lime and betel nuts. If you don't know, these are really hard nuts that are chewed on pacific islands and give a feeling a bit like tobacco or khat but different entirely and unique to these nuts.

So, I know I use the lime somehow to soften the nut when I chew it, but I've only seen people chew them, not actually chewed them myself. Any tips to chew like a native?
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Thu, 30 May 2019 12:17:30 EST ZN11u+84 No.132301 Reply
They really suck to chew on, and the classic processes are simply horrible for your mouth. Just do an extract and make candies/lozenges. You could probably make decent money off the product too, if they were tasty.
Charlotte Collerdetch - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:26:20 EST tVgXYWzE No.132345 Reply
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Oh man betel nut. Takes me back to Saipan. Okay so the locals showed me the way you do it is crack the nut just half way with your teeth and load the center with the lime. They also would cram half a cigarette in there I honestly don't know if that made it better or not. I fucking hated betel nut and I'm a regular tobacco chewer. The lime is literally acid and will erode your gums. I can't reccomend using the lime. You just kind of gently chomp on it until all the juice stops coming out. Shit only lasts like 10 minutes
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:39:53 EST ZN11u+84 No.132346 Reply
>crack the nut halfway with your teeth
Literally how the fuck is that even possible? These nuts barely smash when hit with a hammer. Most people use specially made tools to slice them.
Lillian Nennerlock - Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:40:08 EST 9XaUYptC No.132356 Reply
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Idk dude I'm not an expert on betel nut TBH. I just did it for like a week when I was in Saipan. They were fresh nuts that were rather soft. googled a bit and saw what you were talking about and they looked dried and not fresh. No clue if OP has the same shit I did but they would crack kind of like a grape. Honestly it was super shitty though and terrible for your mouth. Only did it for like 4 days but I had a huge sore in my mouth from it
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:06:20 EST ZN11u+84 No.132357 Reply
>fresh nuts
Oh, that makes sense. Thanks. Wish I could get them fresh... I could probably shred those and process it into something like tobacco dip with enough experimentation.
Yeah... that's caustic lime for you. Never risked something like putting a caustic substance in my mouth that line is asking for it and never understood why that's the procedure. Why the fuck don't more people just pre-process the stuff? I used to get little packets of candied betel nut, usually rose flavored from india, but was still dissatisfied with those due to the pieces being jaged, rock hard chunks.
A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:20:47 EST ZN11u+84 No.132380 Reply
>never risked caustic substance
Correction. There were those raw coca leaves that a midget was growing in his living room.
Molly Heblingshit - Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:13:45 EST XSLc98So No.132435 Reply
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Betel nut seems to be popular with impoverished or low income people. The shit was super cheap over there. It was like 8 nuts for a dollar. The effects were way too mild for me as a tobacco user. If you're poor and stuck on an island you can walk in 45 min I guess I can get using it but God damn is it bad for you. Everybody seemed to use it and you could tell the chronic users because their mouths were super fucked up.
Augustus Fuckledidging - Sun, 30 Jun 2019 10:37:32 EST 8qifQ95q No.132436 Reply

I'm sure you know already op that this really isn't a super healthy habit to get into, so no lectures. Cancer and such is a real risk etc.

But to chewing. I'm no native, but used to chew a fair bit as a sub for cigs after I switched to vaping.. If you've got dried, it's semi-likely it'll have at least a little lime on the outside already depending where you're from. If not and you feel wary of the caustic mess, baking soda is a much weaker but safer sub. Ime the best way not to ruin your teeth is to crack the nuts in half with a rock or hammer(or at least scrape a few layers off by gumming them for a bit then using a knife) and soak in warm/hotish water for a few hrs. Start with 3/4 to one nut and see how you feel. I found after the first in a day you don't feel much but I dunno if that's a common thing or just me, but I feel, like make that first one count. Stay safe yo, they will destroy your teeth if you aren't careful, and I don't mean long term staining
Augustus Goggleperk - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 12:19:16 EST ZN11u+84 No.132445 Reply
There's likely a genetic factor. Does the heavy usage spread across racial groups in the regions?

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