[Coral-List] Coral lime used with Betel nut

kimf at spc.int kimf at spc.int
Sat Jun 21 22:09:55 EDT 2008

Acropora corals and shells of giant clam are burnt (often using mangrove
timber) in many Pacific Island states to produce lime for chewing Betel

Does anyone know of any attempt to introduce lime sourced from other less
vulnerable sources pls, or any anecdotal information on how 'chewers' find
the 'taste' of lime from other sources.

Kim Friedman PhD
SPC_Secretariat of the Pacific Community
BP D5 - 98848 Noumea, New Caledonia

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