Vegetables/Banana productsGo for banana fruit, nature's own energy rich food that comes in a safety envelope! Fresh, delicious bananas are available year around and are very cheap. Botanically, the fruit belongs to the family of Musaceae. Commercially, it is one of the widely cultivated crops in the tropical and subtropical zones.
Cooks in Asia and India have use banana leaves in many of the same ways Western chefs use aluminum foil or parchment paper. According to an article on the Sampradaya Sun news site, banana leaves do not grow on trees but are actually the leaves of a large herbal shrub.Significance
In India, banana leaves are so large they are used as umbrellas during monsoon season. They are used as natural food wrappers when steaming, grilling and baking different types of food. The leaf also make an attractive serving platter because of its size and sturdiness. The shrub produces only one leaf per month in winter and three to four per month in summer.
In addition to their value as food wrappers for cooking, banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphenols such as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, also found in green tea. Polyphenols are natural antioxidants found in many plant based foods. According to an article by Augustin Scalbert and colleagues published in the January 2005 issue of the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," extensive research is ongoing to help determine the extent of how polyphenols affect human cells, the oxidative process and its impact on disease prevention.Culinary Considerations
Banana leaves are staples in Southeast Asian, Indian and African cooking. The leaves are not eaten by humans and are used exclusively as aromatic food wrappers. The leaf adds a green tea like scent to food during the cooking whether you use them to wrap food for steaming, grilling or baking. You can buy fresh banana leaves in some Asian markets and freeze them for later use. For some recipes the leaves need to be steamed prior to grilling or baking.
Before using a leaf, wash it well and cut away the thick edges and fibrous stems. The softer leaves are easier to use because and do not usually require pre-steaming. Older leaves can be warmed over an open flame. Dry the leaves well before use.
In southern India, special meals are served on banana leaves. It is customary to use a large leaf as a communal serving platter. This type of meal is called saapad in Tamil. According to the Sampradaya Sun, the food generally served on the banana leaf includes rice, vegetable sabjis, curries and raitas, The rice is usually served with a tomato based sauce and dahl.
During the festive meal, the banana leaf is placed in front of the guest of honor and the tip is cut away for their use. Pieces from the sides of the leaf are cut to serve other guests. Each guest adds different types of foods onto their leaf plate. Foods are also served that have been cooked in banana leaf. Each guest is served a portion, which is then cut open to reveal the food within.
Banana stem: A potassium rich food with high fiber content and it has many other amazing health benefits.
Most people include banana in their daily diet, but very few have ever though of including banana stem. The banana stem has many nutritive and health benefits. The stem is usually thrown away once the fruit is cut from the plant. So next time if you happen to find one, think of including it in your menu. Here are some good health reasons why banana stem must be part and parcel of your diet at least on occasions.
Banana stem is rich in fiber and helps weight loss. Due to rich content, it helps body to feel full faster. The intake of food gets reduced by including banana stem to diet. It can be taken in the form of juice, but eating it as a whole provides more benefits. Including it once or twice a week can help people looking for ways to cut down extra pounds.Like banana, banana stem is also rich in potassium and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps production of chemicals such as hemoglobin and insulin. Again, it improves the ability of body to fight against infection. Potassium helps effective functioning of muscles including cardiac muscles, prevents high blood pressure, helps nerve impulses and maintains fluid balance within the body.
It is a diuretic and helps detoxify the body. Some believe that banana stem can prevent and treat kidney stones. This is fact under study and the effectiveness has not been proven by the western world.
The banana plants are grown in Asian countries to get the benefits and help for living a healthy life. The banana flower is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and proteins which will be helpful for living a healthy life. It can be added to foods to treat and prevent certain types of disorders. This flower is considered as an effective one in treating constipation, bronchitis and ulcer problems to get desired results.It is a beneficial one for people who are having diabetes problems. The methods for reducing pains and excess menstrual bleeding problems are given by the banana fruit. This flower has the antioxidant properties that help for preventing free radicals to control cell and tissue damages. It is found to be helpful for treating cancer and heart problems. The banana flower extracts are also used in health supplements to experience best results in a proper manner.
We are also offering a tempting range of Yellow Banana Chips that is appreciated by clients for its unique flavour. These are very popular in south India and are known all over the globe for their distinctive flavour and amazing freshness. However, these are well seasoned with spices like pepper, masala, lemon and chilly. We offer these Yellow Banana Chips to clients in attractive packets.
fresh babana flower
average length : 50-60 cms/piece.
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