Are Red Bananas Painted Red in Tamil Nadu?Vignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Dec 19, 2019 19:13 IST
Are the red bananas painted with red color in Tamil Nadu? Banana jokes and Tamil Nadu are inseparable for a long time now. Even after 30 years of the famous Goundamani-Senthil banana joke in Karagattakaran movie, it is still the favorite in many TV channels. Now one more banana joke has surfaced in social media.
One person found that the red banana when washed and rubbed with steel scrubber, is yellow inside. He posted his discovery on social media. And people as usual scared of being cheated stopped buying the nutritious red banana, which led to its fall in sales across Tamil Nadu. It also affected many farmers who depend on their livelihood of planting red banana for a year to get them to the market for sales.
Recently a scientist showed his discovery skills by scrubbing the red bananas to show them that they are yellow inside. He published his groundbreaking findings on social media to scare the people. But Tamil Nadu people are intelligent not to be fooled by this new scientist.
They conducted their research and found that the MIT scientist discovery to be real. It leads them to stop buying the highly nutritious and medicinal fruit. The prices of red bananas were slashed across Tamil Nadu without buyers. It hurt the poor farmers who patiently plant the red banana for more than a year, to get them to be sold in the market.
A woman farmer took the same route as the scientist and explained to the Tamil people that any red banana when scrubbing even with nails would turn green and yellow. She patiently explained that it is natural and does not mean that the red bananas are only painted in red. Maybe this could enlighten our intelligent Tamil people to repurchase the nutritious red banana, said the farmer.
Health benefits of red banana: Red banana only gets its red color from its compounds beta carotene and anthocyanine. It has many health benefits at cheaper costs for anyone to have it anytime for good health. Some of it includes
- Increases secretion of testosterone hormone to increase fertility
- Stops forming kidney stones
- High vitamin C content
- Rich in nutritious fiber
- Improves blood circulation
- Cures heartburns
- Helps people suffering from piles
- Reduces weight
- Instant source of energy
- Grows shiny and thick hair
- Reduces stress
- Avoids morning sickness
- Cures ulcers
- Safeguard eyesight
- Decreases constipation