Grab a banana!

Do 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 a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup hence, also called the 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 

Red bananas

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.  

From 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. 

35 comments on “Grab a banana!

  1. Balan Koyili

    Cheap, best and affordable fruit for all .

    • Satish Dua

      Banana is very healty food. Every Person must have to eat.

    • OM prakash Kapoor

      Most liked fruit, affordable, nutricious & feel happy fruit.1banana a day,keeps healthy and happy

  2. Good for digestion and affordable

  3. M. Vijay Kumar

    Healthy food which gives nutrients and keep our body healthy. Very cheap compare to other fruits.

  4. Suraj pratap yadav

    Such a cheap fruit but but but very healthy

  5. Gorisha Lugun

    Banana fully loaded with potassium. Very healthy fruit .

  6. Banana is very healty food. Every kid must have to eat.

  7. 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

  8. My favourite fruit…desert after meal everyday…and quality by big basket so love to it.

  9. Bananas uses for constipation 2

  10. Anand Awasthi

    Going Bananas after having one, first thing in the morning! (|}:-})

  11. vimala kumari Ippili

    Can’t complete my day without robustha banana. I love it more than an apple

  12. AK Azad

    Palayamkodam banana is very tasty and it is a combination with Kerala’s famous breakfast PUTTU.

  13. Subhashininatarajan

    Loaded with nutrients, gives instant energy

  14. Sankar Narayanaswamy

    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’

  15. Banana is pain relief fruits

  16. Dr.Binod Kumar Singh

    Banana is a fruit rich in vitamins

  17. 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.

  18. Durgadevi

    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 .

  20. Gud.information on banana.Thank u

  21. Rakesh Chandra Sharma

    Banana- Banata h
    Healthy breakfast with milk, Anytime diet to satisfy hunger and health.

  22. Uday Bhaskar

    Banana is the good medicine for our health. So don’t forgot to eat banana every day

  23. Latha Jayanand

    Banana is good for digestive health and for hypertension

  24. Jayanthi ravishankar

    Banana is good for all favourite fruit and the best for hypertension…..

  25. Sriharsha

    It controls blood pressure and improve digestion

  26. Niraj Shah

    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.

  27. Rafiya syed

    Banana is good in bbnow basket
    Very good 💯😊😊😊

  28. Missed some of best bananas like chekkarkeli and amruta pani in the list.

  29. One of my favorite Rasthaali & Mala vazhai.

  30. Yeah Right

  31. Bahut acha 💯😋😋😋

  32. Manoj kumar rathi

    Good for digestion and very healthy and cheap

  33. Sipra Jena

    My favourite fruit is banana 🤤
    Iske Bina meri diin hi suru nahin hoti

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