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Banana Leafs a Nature's Gifts

Having food served on Banana leaf is a tradition and every time there is a freshness of flavor, taste and natural blessings. So I thought to write something after learning about the greatness and benefits of Banana Leaves.

Meals on Banana Leaf Platter
Rice, Dal and Curry Served Today at Home on Banana Leaves

What are the dishes served on a banana leaf?

In banana leaf meals, white rice (or parboiled rice in authentic South Indian restaurants) is served on a banana leaf with an assortment of vegetables, pickles, appalam, and other regional condiments (usually sour, salty or spicy).

The banana leaf acts as a disposable plate and it in itself is not consumed.

Is eating on banana leaves healthy? and Why South Indian Meals are served on Banana Leaf?

Hot Food served on banana leaves absorbs polyphenols which are said to prevent many lifestyle diseases.

They are also said to have anti-bacterial properties that can possibly kill the germs in food.

Having food on banana leaves is one of the most economical and inexpensive options
Eating hot food with banana leaves is very healthy and hygienic.

When hot food is served on the banana leaves, the leaves release a wealth of nutrients that soak into the food and are eventually absorbed when the food is eaten.

Which country eats on banana leaves?

India (South and East India), the Philippines, Ecuador, and Nicaragua are among the Countries, which serve food on Banana Leafs

Banana leaves are the traditional method of serving food in Philippine cuisine, with rice and other dishes laid out on large banana leaves (a salo-salo, reminiscent of a buffet) and everyone partaking using their bare hands (kamayan).

South Indian homes and Restaurants serve the guests in banana leaves. as it is considered an act of respect and an Age-old tradition.

Check out the Country Map Below of  India, Philippines, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, where you can find food served on Banana Leaf's.

Homes and Restaurants serving food on banana leaf images

Food Served on Banana leaf


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