Kewra Arak is an extract obtained from the flower of the Pandanus plant by distillation. The male pandanus flower is mainly used for kewra arak. Pandanus plant is native to Asia and Australia and is widely used as a flavoring agent in Asian regions. In India it is mostly cultivated in Gopalpur, a place in Odisha, with almost 200 registered kewra distillation factories situated there. It is also used in traditional Indian perfumery like Ittar. It is a transparent liquid quite similar to rose water. It is available all through the year.
When buying Kewra Arak, choose reputed brands as it is likely that some kewra arak products are artificially flavoured.
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