Yap is around 400 kilometers north of Palau. It is barely untouched and is highly traditional.
Betel Nut has a long history in the Pacific Islands, its use can be traced back as far as 2,000 years.
Betel Nut chewing and its customary red smile amongst the population is a common sight in Yap.
Many people chew betel nut for the energy it produces. This is likely due to the nut’s natural alkaloids, which releases adrenaline. Its commonly chewed after being ground up or sliced or wrapped in leaves of the Piper Belle vine that has been coated with lime.
It is one of the most popular psychoactive substances in the world.
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