CHEWING TOBACCO OF WEST BENGAL [ MOTIHARI]

1.Planting October-end to November-end
   
2.Production Two types - Motihari and Jati are grown
   
3.Physical Characteristics The primed leaf is cured by air curing
  (shade curing) and later fermented by bulking.
   
  Color It is medium to heavy bodied and light brown
  to dark brown in colour.
4.Chemical Characteristics
    Total Nitrogen % Motihari- 3.5 - 5.0   Jati 2.8 - 4.2
    Nicotine Motihari- 3.0 - 6.0   Jati 3.0 - 6.0
    Calcium Motihari- 4.0 - 5.0   Jati 2.2 - 3.4

Economic use : Used in the manufacture of various tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, hookah paste, bidies etc.