Banana leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative. They are used for cooking, wrapping, and food-serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical areas. There is a scientific reason behind all these. Let us know the Scientific reason behind eating in banana leaves.
Scientific reason behind eating in banana leaves:
scientific reason :
- Banana Leaves contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate). These EGCGs Polyphenolic molecules are rich in banana leaves. EGCG produce anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-antifungal. This destroys Large quantities of all microorganisms in the food when you intake food from Banana Leaves.
- The research from ScienceDirect suggests that extract of banana leaf reduces the risk of Type-2 diabetes.
- When you prepare food and wrap it with banana leaves, it will give you extra flavour and provide better health. Mild boiling of banana leaves will the release polyphenolic compounds and makes it more durable and tastier!
- It is very Cheap, Healthy, and Chemical Free with Natural Plates. If you wash it, you can re-use it or you can trash it. Since Banana leaves are very large you can serve many things on the leaves to eat.
Most Hindu people use banana leaves to hold religious ceremonies at home or temple. They consider that banana leaves symbolically represent prosperity and sacredness.