Prakash’s Paan Video

Prakash shares the cultural tradition of chewing paan after a meal. Paan combines the betel leaf with lime paste (not the citrus fruit), the arerca nut and other spices. It’s chewed and has mild stimulative effects. Prakash shared this video as part of Nashville Public Television’s Storyteller series, training immigrants and refugees to tell their own stories. Just a side note, Paan has been proven carcinogenic by the WHO.

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