- Health Benefit:
Reduces cholesterol production.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels.
Lowers Sugar level.
Vitamin – A, C,E,K.
Minerals – Calcium, Iron, Copper
The edible part of the Banana stem is the inner portion of the fibrous stalk. The rough and hard outer layers are removed to reveal the stark white and sometimes yellowish green stem. Banana stem has a crisp texture and a mild flavor. Health Benefits: The high fiber content helps with weight loss, ulcers and heartburn. Banana stem is a diuretic which means it will help relieve symptoms and discomfort caused by your UTI. Being high in potassium and vitamin B6, banana stem helps regulate the body’s production of hemoglobin and insulin. Banana stems, when added as a regular part of your diet, can help to prevent kidney and gall stones.
Southekayi (also written as ‘southekai’) is in local Mangalorean languages, a term given to the field marrow. It goes by several names such as yellow cucumber, Mangalore cucumber, Malabar cucumber & Madras cucumber too. Mangalore style cucumber(southekayi) sambar is prepared using fresh roasted spices and grated coconut.