The items that witnessed decrease in price during July 2019 against the same month of last year included Tomatoes (18.07%), Eggs (11.45%), Betel Leaves
and Nuts (10.26), Gram Whole (3.46%), and Chicken (2.91%).
However, prices of egg declined by 6 per cent, betel leaves
by 4 per cent, barley and wheat by 3 per cent each), beef and buffalo meat by 1 per cent each.
and areca nuts are strictly prohibited in the UAE.
On the other hand, food items that witnessed a decrease included eggs (6.32pc), potatoes (5.00pc), betel leaves
and nuts (2.09pc), gram whole (0.70pc) and wheat (0.41pc).
Mr Imran also discussed some tobacco consumption trends in Pakistan including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pan, biri, betel leaves
, betel nuts, snuff, snus and e-cigarettes.
Tenders are invited for Supply of betel leaves
from 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020
The price of betel leaves
(16 percent), arhar (2 percent) and pork and barley (1 percent each) declined.
Furthermore, the few commodities which decreased from previous month are betel leaves
and nuts (7.68%), eggs (3.74%), besan (2.78%), pulse mash (1.66%), pulse masoor (1.62%), pulse moong (1.59%), fresh vegetables (1.46%), gram whole (1.32%), chicken (0.98%) and pulse gram (0.86%).
Optimisation studies in extraction of Phytocomponents from betel leaves
. Resource-Efficient Technologies 2017; 3(4):385-93.
It was alleged that during import of betel leaves
at Lahore airport, duty was embezzled by the importers in alleged connivance with clearing agents and officers of customs which caused huge loss to national kitty.
, which are widely chewed in Asia as a stimulant substance, are also banned in the UAE and those caught trafficking or consuming the product will face penalties.
The antibacterial and antifungal studies of Hydroxychavicol and various extract of Betel leaves
are already established against some of the common human pathogens (7).