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The Chengalikodan Nendran Banana is known for its distinctively sweet flavor and firm texture. This variety, characterized by its bright yellow skin and elongated shape, holds a special place in Kerala's cuisine and cultural practices.


Health Benefits :


  • Packed with potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

  • Low glycemic index for stable blood sugar levels.

  • Supports digestive health and reduces colon cancer risk.

  • Low in calories, high in fiber for satiety.

  • Boosts immune system and aids iron absorption.

Chengalikodan Nendran Banana

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  • History & Heritage

    Chengalikodan is a banana with a venerable past. An ancient document from a Tharavad household in Kerala mentions its history. It says Chengazhikodu was a tiny kingdom which was under threat. The rulers enlisted some families beyond the boundaries of their kingdom to stave off the enemy. When the war was over, the rulers suggested the families stay on and cultivate bananas. That’s how the Chengalikodan banana got its name.

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