I am sure all of us wants to eat healthy food that tastes just like our favourite dish? How many times have we wrinkled our nose at something that is impossibly healthy, but tastes like crap? Well, Blue Java Banana is here to make all those memories go away. It’s healthy and delicious, but it’s a bit rare. Well, we can all go that extra mile for something that has roughly the health benefits of Broccoli but tastes like vanilla ice cream.
Grown primarily in South Asia, these bananas can survive some of the harshest environments. They can even grow at temperatures below freezing point, but usually, require 5 °C (40 °F) for optimum growth. They turn thick and blue upon ripening, and is a way better substitute to most bananas and fruits we eat.
Here’s how to grow it in a place which isn’t South Asia.
Blue Java Banana is extremely useful in its own right. It is high in potassium and has a multitude of minerals in it that makes it a very nutrient filled dish. Also, it is great for weight loss and would actually work well with low-fat ice-cream.
Surprisingly, even the leaves are useful. Since they can withstand polarised temperatures, they can be used in place of aluminium foils. Or you could wrap your casserole with it. Or you could simply use it for boiling, heating, frying, roasting, or freezing. The leaves would be able to withstand anything you throw at it.
The banana’s nutrient composition is 0.3g of fat, 22.8g of carbs and 89 calories for every 100 . As you can see, it is way healthier and lighter than most other bananas.
Don’t forget, it’s extremely delicious. You can use it for smoothies, desserts, etc.
Text By: Mayukh Saha