Raw Plantain / Plantain Green

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :

 Musa Acuminata

MEDICINAL VALUE :

 Reduces blood pressure and stroke, increases brain power, relieves constipation, depression and ulcers.

NUTRIENT VALUE :

 Good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B6.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :

 Used in the similar fashion of using potatoes. Can be added in curries, stir fries, cutlettes, etc. used to make the popular kerala snack, banana chips.

GLOSSARY :

  • English : Raw Plantain / Plantain Green
  • Tamil : Vazhakkai
  • Malayalam : Vazhakka / Pacha Kaya
  • Telugu : Arati Kayi
  • Kannada : Bale Kayi
  • Hindi : Kachha Kela
  • Bengali : Kela
  • Gujarati : Kela
  • Konkani : Kela
  • Marathi : Kele
  • Oriya : Bantala Kadali
  • Punjabi : Kela

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