Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a green-themed post.
I was visiting Kek Lok Si Temple in Malaysia when I saw this palm tree with brightly coloured green and red nuts. Had no idea what they were until I got home and did a bit of a Google search. Turns out they’re seeds from the Areca palm, more commonly known by the technically incorrect name “betel nut.” And they’re normally chewed with betel leaves as a stimulant. I admit, if I had known what they were I would have been tempted to pluck one off the tree to sample….