You want a healthy kickstart to your day? Have a banana!
Have an upset stomach…you guessed right, have a banana!
Well, you don’t need a reason to eat a banana. Just eat it, we say.
The most common fruit to be found anywhere in the world, there are numerous kinds of bananas available. Sweet and soft, firm and starchy, this fruit is versatile and can be consumed in any form – raw or ripe. What’s more, the ash of this fruit can be used to make soap and beer can be made from some variety of this fruit too. They are called the beer banana. In the agricultural world banana tree often provides shade when cultivating cocoa, coffee, nutmeg or black pepper.
India is known for its banana production due to the ideal weather: humidity and tropical weather. It is the largest herbaceous flowering plant and resembles a tree. The leaves grow spirally with the banana fruit hanging in clusters. Hence, it is also called a bunch or banana stem. There can be as many as twenty tiers in a bunch. A bunch usually weighs more than 40 kilograms. Each banana has a protective outer skin and both, the skin and inner part (flesh,) can be eaten. Each banana has many strings that run between the skin and the inner flesh. When most bananas are ripe, they turn yellow or, sometimes, red.
This type is of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup hence, also called Cavendish banana. They are mostly cultivated in Central America. In India, this variety is mostly produced in Tamilnadu. It is commercially grown, easily available and most consumed. These bananas are naturally ripened which gives this fruit a nice flavour and a creamy texture. Therefore, Robusta is the common choice when preparing a smoothie or a delicious dessert for its sweet taste or simply to satisfy hunger pangs.
This type of banana cultivar i.e., a variety of bananas, boasts of attractive reddish-purple skin. Naturally luring, the flesh of this type turns from cream to light pink when ripe. Simply wow, they are soft and sweet and have a hint of sour raspberry flavour. As it is packed with more health and goodness than any other type of banana, it is sought-after, especially in Mexico and other Central American countries.
Again, loaded with nutrients and good for health it is mainly found in Central and South India. It is also known to induce good sleep. So, if you are suffering from insomnia an elaichi banana, apart from a warm glass of milk, could help. Elaichi banana’s sugar content is balanced with fibre hence, it helps to maintain a healthy blood glucose level.
Hailing from Kerala, it is also called Changalikodan as this type is cultivated in the village called Chengazhikodu. Planted in October, this type is grown organically with organic fertilizers to get its unique colour and texture. Manure derived from green leaf, cow dung, ash and such is used to foster growth. It needs great care at each stage of farming. This variety is considered one of the sacred fruits hence, offered in many temples and other religious practices. It is also used to make banana chips.
Karpuravalli (Madras banana)
Enjoy it when hunger pangs hit you…sweet to taste this awesome variety is soft when ripe. Yes, it is the sweetest fruit among other bananas. It is grown in medium-rich soil and is soft and round when ripe. It has an eye-catching ash colour that stands out from other bananas.
Hunger pangs, eat your banana
Bananas are good for health. With hordes of benefits, it offers a lot. This is perhaps one fruit that is commonly seen on our breakfast table. With a little more than 80 calories, it is a guilt-free delicacy with everything to gain and nothing to lose. It is packed with potassium which is essential for heart health because of its role in normalising blood pressure. Bananas contain a lot of vitamin B6 and vitamin C.
Sinful desserts to delectable subzi
In India, especially in the South, we eat both the skin and the inside cooked. Here, a banana has more than a culinary status. A staple offering to the Gods, this is truly nature’s gift. With ripe bananas, you can make halwa, wafers, cake or banana bread.
The raw fruit too can be cut into small thin slices for pakodas, subzis, and even kebabs. Go to Kerala to enjoy Kalan or Avial. Travel northeast to taste their breakfast fare Jolpan.
There are many fares, whether sweet or savoury, you can make with banana, but here is what we recommend.
Fresho Signature Tea Cake – Banana Walnut
Made from finely chopped bananas, roasted walnuts and a dash of brown sugar this moist cake is a perfect accompaniment with tea. Made with premium quality ingredients, it will pamper your taste buds.
Theobroma Banana Cake
Tea-time snack for the whole family, this soft, moist cakey bread is made with the sweetness of freshly mashed ripe bananas. You can also pack it in your child’s tiffin for a healthy natural meal.
Elaichi banana is a sleep inducer. Its fibre content balances out the sugar content thus, making it safe to be consumed when on a medical diet. However, a doctor’s approval is always necessary.
Red banana is believed to be an aphrodisiac and is supposed to boost fertility.
Cheap, best and affordable fruit for all .
Banana is very healty food. Every Person must have to eat.
Most liked fruit, affordable, nutricious & feel happy fruit.1banana a day,keeps healthy and happy
Good for digestion and affordable
Healthy food which gives nutrients and keep our body healthy. Very cheap compare to other fruits.
Such a cheap fruit but but but very healthy
Banana fully loaded with potassium. Very healthy fruit .
Banana is very healty food. Every kid must have to eat.
I love banana and i consume daily
But only from big basket because they give immense offer on banana and quality is awesome
Thanks big basket for such a awesome bananas for such a cheape rate
My favourite fruit…desert after meal everyday…and quality by big basket so love to it.
Bananas uses for constipation 2
Going Bananas after having one, first thing in the morning! (|}:-})
Can’t complete my day without robustha banana. I love it more than an apple
Palayamkodam banana is very tasty and it is a combination with Kerala’s famous breakfast PUTTU.
Loaded with nutrients, gives instant energy
All parts of banana tree are eatable.
Stem, fruits, raw banana, flower used to prepared food items. Banana leaves used as plate to serve foods.
Skin of the plant also have multiple uses.
Banana tree is a role model for ‘full Sacrifice’
Banana is pain relief fruits
Banana is a fruit rich in vitamins
Powerhouse of NutrientsBanana is a heavyweight when it comes to nutrition. It is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy.
My favorite fruit.
A banana a day will also keep the doctor away.
Good information . Many people not known of several varities in bananas and their different tastes and natural benefits. There is another varity is available in Vizag area with green colour. This also tastes good .
Gud.information on banana.Thank u
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Healthy breakfast with milk, Anytime diet to satisfy hunger and health.
Banana is the good medicine for our health. So don’t forgot to eat banana every day
Banana is good for digestive health and for hypertension
Banana is good for all favourite fruit and the best for hypertension…..
It controls blood pressure and improve digestion
Banana is a fruit for all, rich poor, this one fruit which most affordable and rich in all vitamins.
African banana also taste same in India and highly consumed by everyone.
Eat and enjoy.
But bananas from BB are good in quality…big or small.
Banana is good in bbnow basket
Very good 💯😊😊😊
Missed some of best bananas like chekkarkeli and amruta pani in the list.
One of my favorite Rasthaali & Mala vazhai.
Bahut acha 💯😋😋😋