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Monday, November 23, 2009

Yellow Areca Palm Fruits for my Mellow Yellow #2



 I took these photos from a distance at our condo, where there is a coconut and orange orchard. There is also a small area where these areca palms are grown. According to Wikipedia, the Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm (scientific name Areca catechu), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of East Africa. I googled for Betel Nut which I thought is its name but even wiki says it is erroneously called as that.
While fresh, the areca fruit's husk is green and becomes yellow when ripe. Wikipedia says, areca nuts are chewed with betel leaf for their effects as a mild stimulant, causing a mild hot sensation in the body and slightly heightened alertness, although the effects vary from person to person. The effect of chewing betel and the nut is relatively mild and could be compared to drinking a cup of coffee.
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12 comments:

scribbler said...

haha you really can't afford to miss blogging eh? Hope you're having a nice time in the Phils with your two older kids. Say hi to them for me.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Areca ripens
in tropical climes—tasty
fruit for your breakfast.


My Mellow Yellow

Quilt Works said...

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Quilt Works said...

neat! I have never seen areca fruits grow!

...A field of golden sunflowers!

Dhemz said...

oh my...very nice entry you have here teA....galing! kitang kita yung yellow na palm fruits....:)

woi te, nasa pinas kana pala..bilis ah...ehehhe...musta jan? am sure vacation galore ka jan...kakamiss yung pagkain natin jan....ikaw lang ba umuwi? dmo kasama si mister?

wow, glad to know your kids name....:)jan kaba mag papasko or sa BBK na?

your kids are so lucky...they travel back and forth....d pa ba sila pwede tumira sa BKK te?

sensya napo sa daldal...dami ko tanong eh...lol!

misyu too teA..ingat pod...have a good time...am sure na miss ka ng mga bata....kisses from me and Akesha...mwah!

nice A said...

hello, scribbler! i just try my best to keep in touch with my blogging friends so no matter how tight my sked is, i still take some time to check my blogs.
i do enjoy being around with jd&josh.hugs & kisses also from them. they miss you:)

nice A said...

magical mystical teacher, quilt works and dhemz, thanks for your comments. i'll go hop at your mym entries, too.

kathy said...

Hi miss A! sensya na ngayon lng ako nkabalik, I had a 1 day break from blogwalking kasi. Anyway, I'm so glad you made it there safe with the kids.

Galing mo naman kasi kahit nasa vacation, nkaka-post pa rin... hehehehe... I hope you and the kids will enjoy it there.

If u don't mind my asking, diba sabi mo mas madali mag-renew ng passport sa manila? How long will it take ba para mka-renew ng passport doon? Kasi baka maka-uwi kami jan ang I am still undecided whether to renew here or just renew it when I get there. Takot nga lng ako na it myt take so long ang I would miss my flight back here.. LOL...

Haba na ng comment ko.. Just be safe and enjoy there my friend...

Dhemz said...

hello teA...musta na po kau jan..am sure you are having a good time...pahinga ka muna sa blogging...ehehhe! naaadik ka na din ha...ehhehe!

san ba kau naglibot mag ina?

hahhaa..ayaw pala ng mga bata na mag skul sa BKK...am sure pag doon sila...mamimiss nila mga friends at classmates nila...

salamat sa dalaw te ha...kahit nasa vacay ka may time ka parin mag blog hop...nako, kung ako mag vacay....pahinga muna ako sa blogging kasi nakakaadik talaga....ehehhe!

ingat po kau dyan...daan me muna dito bago matulog....feel like my eyeballs are falling.....lol....pretty busy kasi ako kanina..we had a long quiz..wala kasi kaming class sa thursday...kaya mahaba yung quiz namin...thanksgiving kasi dito....

sige te, salamat ulit sa dalaw ha...ingat po kau lagi...God Bless!

Fifi said...

Miss A, this is my new blog kasi.. Pls add me.. Click on my name para makita mo new page ko... salamat daan.. hehehehe

Thien Zie Yung said...

Those areca palms are darn healthy and fertile! I really like how the sunlight shines on those trees and makes the fruits more bright! I hope you don't mind me downloading your photos as my wallpaper! :)

Thien Zie Yung said...

Those areca palms are darn healthy and fertile! I really like how the sunlight shines on those trees and makes the fruits more bright! I hope you don't mind me downloading your photos as my wallpaper! :)

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