Assam is a land of flora and fauna. A variety of fruits and vegetables are found here from which the locals of the state prepare various dishes. One such vegetable which is very dear to the people of Assam is the unripe banana, which is green in colour.
Doctors highly recommend it to patients who suffer from iron deficiency and issues related to the stomach and loose motions. It is also rich in fibre and helps to maintain blood sugar and keeps the heart-healthy.
It is a rich source of vitamin c, which protects the body from damage by free radicals. Along with vitamin c, it also has vitamin B6 which is good for skin and hair.
According to a city-based nutritionist, raw banana contains a low glycaemic index.
A medium-sized green banana contains 81 calories and is helpful in preventing bacterial infection in the gut.
Doctors highly recommend it to patients who suffer from iron deficiency and issues related to stomach and loose motions. It is also rich in fibre and helps maintaining the blood sugar and keeps the heart healthy.In Assam, people have this vegetable through various preparations. In case if a person is having or suffers from loose motion, he is advised to have the green banana just by boiling it as it contains fibre , prebiotic and probiotic which are good for digestion.
Besides being taken as a medicine, these kinds of bananas can also be eaten in form of various kinds of fries and curries.
The simplest way it is consumed all over India is the one which is sliced and fried. Another very tasty form is to prepare its pakoda. To make its pakoda or flitters, you simply have to take two unripe bananas and 2 medium-sized potatoes.
Boil it and strain the water. Mash it properly and add salt, red chilli powder, some chopped onions, some grated ginger and mix well. They make small balls and fry them in mustard oil.
Unripe bananas are a perfect combination of good health and taste.