The right mix

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The right mix … Betelnut traders are renowned for the spirited effort and ranging travels into the coastal areas to buy the nuts to retail in the Highlands. Pictured here are traders from Simbu province at the Gabsongkeg market, Markham Valley, with bags of mustard (daka), the ingredient that is dipped in lime and chewed with betelnut to induce a mild stimulant in the chewer. – Words and picture by GABRIEL LAHOC