The Featured Image speaks volumes for the mind boggling varieties of Bananas in Kerala, India.

A Plantain Field off the coast of Kerala near Poovar ( do read up earlier posts titled RIVER OF FLOWERS, TRANQUIL MERGER and TRANQUIL WATERS)

plantain plantation

Bananas or Plantains ( English), Kela ( Hindi), Musa balbisiana  ( Scientific Name) are a Complete Food rich in Potassium.

The Banana Plant ( not Tree)  is  native to the Indian subcontinent and belongs to the  banana family Musaceae.

Bananas can be consumed as a Fruit when ripe or  even as a Vegetable in the Raw State.

bunch of bananas

Kerala also known as God’s Own Country is home to varies varieties of Bananas.

The famous Banana Chips of Kerala are a delicious treat, especially when eaten warm.

The Large Leaves of the Banana Plant are used throughout Southern India even today as Eco-friendly Plates. A wonderful tradition kept alive.

truck of bananas

Enchanted by Bananas in Kerala  ??

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

62 thoughts on “GOING BANANAS”

  1. Thanks for your post. I’m bananas for bananas – lol – We have them in our green smoothies every morning. Are you experiencing any fungal issues (Panama Disease or Fusarium wilt) with the bananas there? It would be a great loss if bananas were to disappear from our food chain 😦

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  2. You should go to visit my country. I like your blog , i think we have a lot in common especially our countries we have a lot of variety of bananas almost as your country My country is Ecuador , a small place in south America, beside Colombia and Peru and we have the biggest variety of orchids You will like it

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