Health benefits of Banana Leaves

Banana leaves are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which are also found in green tea and leafy vegetables

Hot food served on the banana leaves absorbs the polyphenols and enters our system

Polyphenols have anti-bacterial properties

The leaves have a wax-like coating, imparting waterproof properties, so don’t become soggy

Ghee and oil do not stick to banana leaf, so enjoying their flavours is easier

Banana leaves are used to make steamed idli, Gujarati snack, panki; Parsi’s patra ni machchi, Assam’s bhapot diya maach and so on

Banana leaf is a disposable plate and is consumed by cattle

Since it’s disposable, food or saliva from previous course do not enter our system