Nendran Plantains are a cooking variety of bananas. These are grown in many of the southern states of India. It's large, plump, more starchy and contains more nutrients compared to common bananas. They are given to babies and toddlers in raw ans ripe (cooked) forms. They are also used for preparation of a variety of snacks and dishes.
Nutritional Facts: Plantain bananas are easy to digest and considered very healthy and nutritious. They have over 10 minerals (including potassium and manganese) and 6 vitamins (including C, B3 and B6). They also contain lots of dietary fiber and are an excellent source of energy.
Medicinal Value: The potassium in are known to help prevent the formation of kidney stones and help in proper bone growth. Rich levels of anti-oxidants and minerals improve the quality of blood and boosts immunity. It is also known to help in weight loss by preventing binge eating and curbs cravings.
Names in Other Languages: English - Plantain, Cooking banana • Malayalam - Nendra Pazham, Ethakka (raw), Karykkaya.