Paan Chocolate – Bean to Jar
- Homemade & Healthy
- No Preservatives
- No Additives
- No Additional Flavours
- No Artificial Colours
- 100% Vegan
Traditionally, chewing the leaves of the betel leaf increases the flow of saliva, aids in digestion.
We, at ‘Heritage On My Plate’ use actual Paan leaves (Betel) to prepare the most unique chocolates for you, as against paan powder that is the ingredient in most commercially made paan confectionery and chocolates. Meethe Paan Ka Patta is the key ingredient along with some special natural handcrafted signature Gulqand which blends perfectly with the dark chocolate, which shall make your taste buds dance with joy! 100% Bean to Jar Chocolates !
HERITAGE VALUE OF PAAN
Paan – or the betel leaf has a special significance in Indian culture and traditions. Cultivation of betel leaves started in the Indian Subcontinent in 2600 BC. The Skanda-Purana says that it was discovered during the ‘Samudra Manthan’ or the churning of the ocean by the Gods. The Ramayana, Mahabharata, as well as Buddhist and Jain literature, lucidly mention Betel Leaf in various incidents.
In India, it is extensively used in traditional rituals, as a symbol of erotica, as a mouth freshener and a digestive agent, as an offering for graceful hospitality, or simply for pleasure. It is an integral and inseparable part of Indian food and culture – both ancient and modern. Often eaten in pairs, it is an evergreen symbol of both traditional aristocracy and street food pop culture.
Paan has been intrinsic to Indian culture and traditions. RigVeda and several Puranas testify by recording their medicinal and digestive qualities. Throughout India, it is offered to deities during important rituals of worship.
Paintings and artwork from the Mughals and the Rajput eras really took the usage of Paan to its zenith. Several paintings depicting Krishna and Radhika indicate the usage of it for expressing love and affection. It is also considered sacred in wedding vows. It is a symbol of a bond between two lovers.
Apart from digestive properties, several studies say that Betel leaf prevents the degeneration of cells. Chewing the leaves of the herb, while increasing the flow of saliva, also protects against intestinal parasites. It also has rich anti-oxidant properties
Ayurveda also says that Betel leaves contain certain elements which can help to cure diseases caused by air and bile.