what is Pandanus amaryllifolius？
Pandanus amaryllifolius (known as Pandan leaves) is a tropical plant which, is widely used in South Asian and Southeast Asian cooking. Pandan leaves also called as “Vanilla of the East” have been traditionally used in for food colourant, food flavour and traditional herbs.
Pandanus amaryllifolius is a tropical plant in the screwpine genus which is known commonly as pandan and is used widely in South.
In Bangladesh it is called Ketaki, along with the other variety of pandan there (Pandanus fascicularis), and is used to enhance the flavor ofpulao, biryani and sweet coconut rice pudding, payesh. It is called pandan wangi in Indonesian, soon-mhway in Burmese, bai tooey in Thai, and la dua in Vietnamese.
The leaves are used either fresh or wilted, and are commercially available in frozen form in Asian grocery stores in nations where the plant does not grow. They have a nutty, botanical fragrance which enhances the flavor of Indonesian, Singaporean, Filipino, Malaysian, Thai, Bangladeshi, Vietnamese, Chinese and Burmese foods, especially rice dishes and cakes.
The leaves are sometimes steeped in coconut milk, which is then added to the dish. They may be tied in a bunch and cooked with the food. They may also be woven into a basket which is used as a pot for cooking rice. Pandan chicken, or gai ob bai toey, is a Thai dish with chicken wrapped in pandan leaves and fried. The leaves are also used as a flavoring for desserts such as pandan cake and sweet beverages.
Product Function & Application
Function of pandan extract
Relieves headache and arthritis.
Treats ear pains.
Eases chest pains.
Treats leprosy, wounds and smallpox.
As a laxative for children
Solve several skin problems.
Strengthen gums and reduces stomach spasms.
Helps in speeding in the recuperation of women who have just given birth and are still weak.
Application of pandan extract
1.Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is mainly used as pharmaceutical materail to treat asthenia of kidney, impotence,spermatorrhea, prospermia, cold extremities, acroanesthesia or convulsion, etc.
2.Applied in the field of health care products, it was used in capsules, health food, oral liquid, health care wine and other alcoholic beverages, which has good healthcare effect on human cardiovascular and endocrine system,delaying aging.