How Long Does banana leaf last?
We recommend trying to use them ASAP, but if you plan on cooking with them later (or have leftovers), the leaves should be good for about a week in your fridge, or about six months in the freezer, as long as they are tightly wrapped in plastic to prevent drying out, according to The New Food Lover’s Companion.
Health Benefits of Eating on Banana Leaf:
Nothing beats the satisfaction of having a sumptuous meal served on a large, slender, and greenish-yellow banana leaf. Yes! You got that right. Not only does it appeal to the eye there are various other health benefits of eating on a banana leaf.
What started as a tradition down in South India thousands of years ago is now also proving to be a healthy trend. Eating on banana leaves isn’t only flavourful, eco-friendly, hygienic, and practical but also chemical-free. Eating on banana leaves is healthy in every way. It is packed with polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants that are also found in green tea. These polyphenols battle all the free radicals in the body and prevent diseases. Banana leaf is also rich in polyphenol oxidase which is an enzyme to treat Parkinson’s disease. Banana leaves also have peculiar anti-bacterial properties that can kill germs in the food and aids proper digestion. Banana leaves also have a wax coating that gives it a glossy finish that adds on a subtle flavor to the hot food that is served on it.