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Nanjangud Banana

GI Number – 35

About

If you haven’t tasted Nanjangud Banana, then you have never tasted a banana in the first place. The World-Famous Banana Variety known as Nanjangud Rasabale has tickled the taste buds of people for centuries and is now grown only by few hobbyist farmers and sought mostly by the elite for its rarity and price.

Uniqueness of Nanjangud Banana

  • Known for its Sweetness and Flavor.

  • Medium size and gall formation in the pulp.

  • Red freckles on Skin when ripe.

  • Distinct aroma when ripens fully.

  • Long shelf life (14 days once it starts ripening).

Interesting Facts

  • Humans share roughly 60% of their DNA with bananas.

  • Bananas are believed to have originated 10,000 years ago.

  • Few Scientists believe banana to be the world’s first fruit.

  •  In 327 BC, when Alexander and his army invaded India, he discovered banana crop in the Indian Valleys. After tasting this unusual fruit for the first time, he introduced this new discovery to the Western world.

  •  Fruit of the Wise Men!!!!!! The scientific name for banana is musa-sapientum, which translates to “fruit of the wise men”.

Health Benefits

  • Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants. One medium sized banana (118 grams) also contains, only about 105 calories and consists almost exclusively of water and carbs. Bananas contain very little protein and almost no fat.

  • A children who ate just one banana per day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma.

  •  Bananas do have several features that should make them a weight loss friendly. Bananas contain relatively few calories. An average banana contains just over 100 calories, yet it is also very nutritious and filling.

  •  Even the banana’s skin has its uses. It is great for treating skin conditions like psoriasis and acne. 

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