The banana cavendish is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large ….. “Tree-ripened” Cavendish bananas have a greenish-yellow appearance which changes to a brownish-yellow as they ripen further.
Under micro irrigation to maximize water
This variety, native to Central and South America, belongs to a subcategory known as apple bananas, and the name fits. The texture of a Cavendish is firmer , and the scent is complex, marked by a strong tart-apple aroma. The taste, too, is tart—at least when you first bite into the fruit, whose flavor quickly gives way to sweetness.
An instant energy booster
Taste: Depending on their color, Banana Cavendish range in taste from bland (green) to sweet (black).
Selection: Banana Cavendish can be enjoyed at each stage of development. Dark spots on the skin should not cause concern.
Ripening: Fruit ripens at room temperature, or with the assistance of ethylene gas.
Ethylene Production: Low
Ethylene Sensitivity: High
Shelf Life:Bananas will keep for 3 weeks. Green fruit should be kept at room temperature, while more than half-ripe fruit should be refrigerated.
- Availability: All year.
- Origin: México
- Storage Temperature: 45° – 50°F
- Storage Humidity: 90%.
Harvest and Packing Process
Benefits of Cavendish Banana: How to Include the Fruit in Your Daily Diet
An instant energy booster, banana cavendish is one fruit that is commonly available across the globe. In India, it is given much importance where various regional cuisines use it in making sinful desserts – kheer, malpua, halwa, payasam, sheera, and paniyaram, to name a few. The raw fruit too is not left behind.
Cut into smaller chunks or thinly sliced using a mandolin, it gets used up in making wafers,subzis, kebabs, pakoras, and the famous curries of Kerala such as Avial and Kalan. If you travel towards the East and the Northeast, you will come across it in the local breakfast cereal, known as jolpan in Assam, which usually contains puffed or sticky rice mixed with curd and jaggery, and topped with banana pieces.
It is a common feature in breakfast menus, and it is definitely with good reason. It provides you instant energy to kickstart your day, and is said to be very good for the stomach. Most natural home remedies in India circling around an upset stomach, call for using bananas as a remedy along with a few other ingredients.
A single piece of banana is said to contain only 90 calories, which also makes it a great (and healthy) snack to munch on rather than sugar loaded goodies or deep-fried treats. Carry one in your tiffin bag, and you will be thanking your stars whenever a sudden hunger pang grips you.
Benefits of Banana Cavendish
A look into the nutritional breakdown of bananas and it reveals the following: per 100 grams, it contains 0.3 gm total fat, zero cholesterol, 1 mg salt, about 360 mg potassium, 2.6 gm dietary fiber, 12 gm sugar and 1.1 gm protein. If you still need reasons as to why you must include bananas in your diet, here are some –
1. High Fiber Content
Banana is loaded with fiber, both soluble and insoluble. The soluble fiber has the tendency to slow down digestion and keep you feeling full for a longer time. Which is why bananas are often included in a breakfast meal so that you can start about your day without having to worry about the next meal.
2. Heart Health
High fiber foods are said to be good for the heart. According to a study done by University of Leeds in UK, increasing consumption of fiber-rich foods such as bananas can lower risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD).
3. Ease in Digestion
According to Ayurveda, banana has a sweet and sour taste. The sweet taste is said to bring about a sense of heaviness but the sour taste is known to stimulate agni (the digestive juices), thereby supporting digestion and helping in building up metabolism.
4. Powerhouse of Nutrients
Banana is a heavyweight when it comes to nutrition. It is loaded with essential vitaminsand minerals such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy.
5. High Source of Potassium
The high content of potassium in bananas makes it a super fruit. This mineral is known for its numerous health benefiting properties – it helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure, and keeps the brain alert.
6. Blood Pressure
It is a known fact that salt is the evil when it comes to high blood pressure. Bananas have low salt content and high potassium content, and these properties contribute to making it ideal for those undergoing this condition.
7. Helps Fight Anaemia
Due to the high iron content in bananas, they are good for those suffering from anaemia. Anaemia is a condition where there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood. This leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, and paleness.
Helps Fight Anaemia
Thai Style Fried Bananas Recipe
Thai Style Fried Bananas Recipe is a simple and quick dish than you can whip up for a dessert. It is popularly known as Goreng Pisang in the Asian countries like Singapore and Thailand that is essentially made from ripe bananas dipped in a rice flour and coconut batter, then deep fried to make it crisp.
Banana has a sweet and sour taste
Notice the gap left on the egdes for air circulation
The picture post air frying the bananas
- 4 mini ripe bananas (you can use 2 large regular ones too)
- 2 tablespoons maida (all purpose flour)
- 2 tablespoons corn flour
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tbps dry desiccated coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)
- oil for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons rice flour
- 1/4 cup more rice flour for coating
- 1/4 sesame seeds for the outer covering
- To begin making the Fried Bananas, get all the ingredients together and keep them handy.
- We will begin by making the batter for the fried bananas. Into a large bowl, add in the maida, rice flour, corn flour, baking powder, salt, coconut and stir to combine well. Next add in little water at a time to make a thick and almost smooth batter. The batter should be such that it can coat the back of a spoon.
- Keep the rice flour and sesame seeds ready.
- If you are using mini bananas (almost a large finger size), then slice it lengthwise into half. If you are using a large banana, then cut it into half, then slice it half lengthwise. Keep it aside.
- Next grease a 8 x 8 inch foil or a butter paper with oil and dust it with flour. This is so that when we air fry the batter dipped bananas, they don’t stick to the foil or the paper.
- Fit the foil or the butter paper pinching the ends so as to leave a little gap for air circulation.
- Dip banana slices into the wet batter, then roll the wet batter coated banana slices into the dry rice flour and then onto the sesame seeds. I like adding sesame seeds to the top as it adds a crunchiness to the air fried bananas.
- Place the batter dipped bananas into the greased foil or butter paper. Air fry the bananas at 200C for about 10 to 15 minutes, flipping half way through so it gets fried evenly all around.
Once ready, serve the Thai Crispy Fried Bananas as an tea time snack or even as a dessert served along with vanilla ice cream.