Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vazhaithandu Vadai / Plantain Pith / Plantain Stem Vadai

For this week Organic Kitchen, the ingredient is a fiber rich one. Vazhaithandu (Plantain Pith / Plantain Stem in English) is also referred to as Fiber of Health. The Banana stem contains many nutrients that are vital for a healthy body.

Having the Banana stem in our foods will prevent constipation and ulcer, as it contains sufficient fiber for our body.It is a rich source of fibre and helps in weight loss. The high fibre content creates a feeling of satiation and reduces the intake of food and hence a part of diet plans.

 It also helps ease constipation. Banana stem is rich in potassium and vitamin B6 just like the fruit. Vitamin B6 helps in production of hemoglobin and insulin. Also it improves the ability of the body to fight infection. Potassium helps in the proper functioning of muscles, including the cardiac muscles. It also helps prevent high blood pressure, and maintain fluid balance within the body. Banana stem is said to be a diuretic and helps detoxify the body. It is used prevent and treat kidney stones.

Here is a recipe of Vada with this excellent fiber rich ingredient. This recipe is very popular in Chettinad.

Happy Cooking :) 

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