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Making sakau (kava)

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Caption: Making sakau (kava)
Scientific name: Piper methysticum
Location: Kosrae, Micronesia (FSM)
Copyright: © Yvette Cardozo
Release Available: Y
Photographer Code: KOSRAE_0857a
AGPix ID: AGPix_Cardozo_0276
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Comments: In tropical heat and heavy humidity, local man straightens strands of hibiscus bark which is used in making sakau (or kava), a mildly intoxicating and relaxing drink. Water is added to the pounded root of sakau (Piper methysticum), a pepper plant, which is then spread in the hibiscus bark and squeezed into a coconut cup to obtain the sludgy liquid drink. Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

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