One of the most healthy, nutritious and have many medicinal benefits which can be derives from it.
It can grow from poorest to richest type of soil and bears fruit with success. It requires moist, deep, fertile and well- drained soil. A fertile sandy loam or loam soil is best.
Banana has many kinds of varieties. Among them are “Abuhon”, “Dali-an”, “Cardaba”, “Saba”, “Lakatan”, “Latundan” and “Morado.”
HOW TO PLANT:
Suckers must be 11 to 20 cm in diameter and weighs 2.3 to 2.7 kg., cuttings some part of leaves, leaving the two youngest.
Cut back 10cm above the rhizomes for maiden suckers.
Corm obtain from healthy suckers that have no fruits yet.
Use corms with cut tops at 10 to 15cm in diameter with good bud.
Dip the corm in a solution containing fungicide and insecticide plus spreader sticker.
Use hand gloves and mask when dipping corms, dip it for 5 to 6 minutes, then dry under the shade.
Plant either the whole or cut it into pieces, having at least one viable bud.
Plant it erect in the hole about 30cm deep then cover gently.
Distances from 5 to 6 meter apart.
Urea is a good fertilizer, 30 to 60cm from the ring. Clean them of dry leaves, weeds, unwanted suckers.
“Lakatan” fruits is harvested from 9 to 11 weeks from flower emergence into maturity of fruits.
Lakatan fruits are longer and thicker skinned, yellow-orange when ripe. It’s highly aromatic and firm in texture with pulp and sweeter than other varieties.
Aside from eating it as desserts after taking lunch or dinner, it has so many benefits in life. In baking, cooking, salads, halo-halo, shakes, ice creams and many more.
USES OF BANANA PEELS:
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS:
Depression: it contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve mood and feel happier.
Contains Vitamin B6 which regulates blood glucose levels which affects mood.
Blood Pressure: high in potassium yet low in salt, perfect to beat blood pressure.
Anemia: high in iron, can stimulate of hemoglobin in the blood.
Brain Power: potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: high in fiber, help restore normal bowel action without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: milkshake, sweetened with honey, calms the stomach with the help of honey. Builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while soothes and re-hydrates system.
Heartburn: have natural antacid effect in the body, soothes and relief.
Morning sickness: keeps sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito Bites: rubbing the affected area with the inside of banana skin, reduced swelling and irritation.
Nerves: high in vitamins that help calm nervous system.
Ulcers: used as dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. Neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: a cooling fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.
For me, the most delicious kind of banana, with so many uses and benefits. No wonder, many love it.