What are the seeds found in Indian restaurants?

I was at Indian restaurants and cafes in India and everywhere they have a little plate on the counter filled with some seeds mix. After eating, Indians take a pinch of it to chew. What is this stuff? What is in this mixture?


Supporter Asked on March 4, 2015 in Seeds.
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    This is Mukhwas, which translates as a “mouth freshener”. It also helps with digestion (because it contains fennel seeds or saunf). It is made primarily of fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds. They can be coated in sugar and brightly colored. Also some essential oils, including peppermint oil could be added.

    Vice Professor Answered on September 27, 2015.
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