Banana Shoot

Scientific Name :

Musa paradisiaca

Medicinal Value :

Helps in weight loss and cures kidney stones. Helps production of hemoglobin and insulin. Prevents high blood pressure, helps nerve impulses and maintains fluid balance within the body.

Nutrient Value :

Rich in potassium, high fibre content and Vitamin B6.

Culinery and Other Values :

Banana stem is used in many Kerala and Tamil dishes like kootu, pachadi and poriyal. Banana board is a substitute wood product, similar to plywood, which is prepared from the bark of the banana plant.

Glossary :

  • English : Banana Shoot
  • Tamil : Vazhai thandu
  • Malayalam : Unnipindi
  • Telugu : Dindu/doota/davva
  • Kannada : Baalle dindu
  • Hindi : Kele Ka Tana
  • Marathi : Gaboo