Banana leaves have many benefits. As they are large, flexible and waterproof, it is very easy to serve food in it. Along with serving food, they are also utilized in the special occasions like a wedding for the decorative purpose which has its advantages.
why banana leaf is used as plate ?
Indians use Banana leaves for cooking, wrapping, and food-serving in various occasions and family events.
Eating food on banana leaves aids proper digestion.
The wax coat on the banana leaf melts when hot food is served on it. It also gives nice flavor and adds taste to the food
Banana leaves are also used to cook few dishes. Steaming with banana leaves gives a sweet taste and good smell to the dish.
Besides adding flavor, the leaves keep juices in and protect food from burning. Here banana leaves act as a protective sheet. It won’t allow the fire to catch food while cooking.
Health benefits of eating food on banana leaves
Antioxidants on banana leaves help to fight against cancer.
Banana leaves have antibacterial property. Banana leaves kill few bacteria that causes diseases.
Banana leaf contains significant amounts of polyphenols and EGCG which are used in dietary supplements. Banana leaves also contain polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme that produces L-DOPA, a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. (Wikipedia)