Supari is a palm tree grown extensively in India, mainly for the production of betel nut and for the purpose of the wood for specific building purposes.
Pan masala is a mixture of supari (areca nut or betal nut), slaked lime, betel leaf, flavorings
and spices. It is also commonly called a betel quid.
Supari is marketed in attractive aluminium foil packs, in tins and in simple paper packets.
Offering supari to guests, especially after meals, is a prevalent and well-accepted social custom.