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Raw Wild Betel Leaves are Edible
wild betel
Wild betel is common in Southeast Asia. Its botanical name is Piper sarmentosum. It is called "daun kaduk" in Malay.

Its leaf is in heart shape. The upper surface of its leaf is in glossy dark green. The foliage has ornamental value.

It is a tropical perenniel herb. It can be easily propagated by cutting. It has creeping habit and sends out stolons (runners). It can thrive on a balcony that has no direct sunlight.

It can be eaten raw in salad or together with rice. When crushed, a special smell is released. It does not taste bitter or sour.

Posted: 2016-12-10 by Ong Seng Aun.
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