I met Tobie today who’s done a lot of great video work on the Betel Nut phenomenon in Taiwan. Here’s a segment of a movie with that was shown on National Geographic and worth watching.
BTW, I’ve never tried a betel nut. But Tobie told us a great story from South East Asia about the origins of the habit of betel nut chewing. It’s a great story.
For more reading, read the report by Julia Dimon entitled Betel Nut Beauties.