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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Fruit is Ripe ( Areca NUTS ! )

Male City Council Areca nuts
on Sale Local Market Male
Male Mayor Ali Maniku.
Confused.. How come so soon!!

The Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commercially available in dried, cured, and fresh forms. Usually a few slices of the nut are wrapped in a Betel leaf along with lime and may include clove, cardamom etc. for extra flavoring.  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 high rate of oral cancer in India is due to the chewing of betel preparations. This can be attributed to the betel leaf, the areca nut, and to the tobacco which is added to some betel preparations. There is an association between the chewing of betel preparations and oral and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The addition of tobacco leaf is the most harmful and addictive component to the chewing mixture. It was introduced during colonial times a mere few centuries ago.

The Male City Council have embarked on an ambitious program to plant the Are-ca nut palms on both sides of Majeedi Magu in Male.  Make Male Green and the People Sick (MMGPS) was launched by the Mayor Maizan Ali Maniku and President Mohamed Nasheed. This program is already bearing fruits.  The government hopes that it can cut the imports of Areca Nuts to Maldives by a third by the year 2013.


  1. Karusathey KarusathunaamaaOctober 29, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    foakaa behey kameh dho mee...kuraane nukuraane kameh neyngigen ulhey group eh mee...keekay bunaanee

  2. Kalo majeedi magu ehkolhun anehkolaha othee hus foakey! Hingeyvareh nooney, foakah fainereyvarun.

  3. By 2013 arecanut exports will exceed tourism by 25 percent Male City Council

  4. foakey foakey? majeedi magu ga foah, ihah dhuvahu dhiya kommes rashakun huifilandaa...huifilandaa export koggen ves tourism ah vure gina aamdhanee libeyneyo....ekamu ganjube mee rundi kaalheththa...kekekekeke...kaaku tha e rundi raees kamah hovee...ma hama ajaibu ve antharees van....matti kaley vote dhinee kon rundi akah tha?

  5. Majeedi magu gai hedifai huri fenfoah ruh thakugai foah elhee haadha avahakasheve.... ehenhaa fahe mihaa avahah bazaaru mathee golhi thakugai Majeedi magu foah vikan eba huriviyaa... Kobaa mihaa avahah Anni buni Foakuge bodu manzanzaru fennan fashaifi eh nu?. Mihaaru raiyathu meehaa ah NUHANU beynuntheri foah dhufumah TAKAA, ABADHUVES libeyne.

  6. mioh hurihaa dhuvahu raajjetherey meehunnah foakah fain erey. dhen mihaaru male' meehunnah foakah fain eridhaanethee dho mikan maabodukollaagen miulhenee.


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