Poovan variety of banana that is grown in many of the southern states of India. It's small with a pleasant berry-like aroma and sweet taste, similar to Njali poovan but more plum in size. They are used for preparation of a variety of snacks and sweets as well as served with meals.
Nutritional Facts: Bananas are extremely healthy containing over 10 minerals (including potassium and manganese) and 6 vitamins (including C, B3 and B6). They contain lots of dietary fiber and are an excellent source of instant 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 - Finger banana • Malayalam - Poovan pazham (പൂവൻ പഴം)