When the word 'flour' comes to our mind, we always think about something which is grounded and powered from its dried state; green banana flour is also the same. In Kerala, dried green banana powder has been preferred for babies, for their good gut health.
Why is green banana considered one of the right foods for your gut bacteria?
Green banana has resistant starch or indigestible fibre which act as probiotics that nourish healthy bowel flora.
When they ferment, resistant starch produces short-chain fatty acids that help to maintain gut health. To some extent, it is believed cooking destroy the health properties of resistant starch. Many people find it challenging to consume them in their raw form. Ripe ones are high on sugar content, and green ones should be taken in moderation for diabetic patients. Therapeutic powder added to smoothie and salad using grated raw banana can make easy consumption of green banana flour.
1. For maintaining good gut health.
2. Source of vitamin B6, C, and potassium.
3. It reduces the problem of constipation because it contains pectin which aids bowel movement.
4. In many parts of India, green banana flour is still a favorite baby food as it helps to cure diarrhoea.
By Chaitali Bharatia
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