Go Bananas!

We’ve all known the love of monkeys for bananas. Just like humans, monkeys too have a neat way of pealing the skin before eating a banana.

However, bananas are an integral part of every Indian. As healthy as they are, bananas are consumed by most of us on a daily basis.

Banana chips fried in coconut oil are a popular munching dish from Kerala. They also use raw bananas to make vegetable. 
Some of us have it as a substitute of potatoes, usually stuffed in our vada pavs. 
In many states of India, banana is served in fruit custard.

For auspicious occasions, bananas are used in the Prasad.

 

For those beauty conscious ladies, banana pulp is used as facial or as hair conditioner.

Cultivated in tropical and sub tropical zones, bananas are available throughout the year. Commercially, it is also the most widely cultivated crop.

 

Not many of us know but a banana is one of the high calorie tropical fruits. 100 gms of banana will contain 90 calories. Hence, it is considered to be a good supplement for underweight children. Heartbreak for those who are calorie conscious?
However, it also contains a good amount of health benefiting anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins.

It is also healthy for our heart as it contains a good amount of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 358 mg of potassium. This helps control heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.

 

So, how many banana fingers are you having today?

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