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Green Banana

Also Known As : Kachcha Kela
Technical Name : Musa Balbisiana


Taste Profile

They are mild bitter in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Green bananas can be eaten raw or cooked.
  2. They can be used for making kebabs, pakodas, curries and banana chips.

Common names and forms

  1. Boiled raw banana
  2. Raw Green Banana
  3. Raw Kerala Banana


Green bananas are raw bananas, which are quite firm in texture. They are at their immature stage where they have not yet ripened.

Health benefits

  • Green bananas are rich in potassium, which acts as a vasodilator which helps to prevent heart attacks and strokes.(1)
  • Dietary fibre in it can help to prevent bloating and constipation.(1)
  • They have the ability to treat diarrhea.(1)
  • They contain low amount of sugar, which is perfect  for diabetic patients.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for fresh, green and firm bananas.


Overconsumption of green bananas may cause bloating and gas due to the high resistant starch content.(2)

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