Which Side of the Banana Leaf to Use?

A collage of banana leaf images

I love using banana leaves in my cooking.  They add an earthy, aromatic flavor to my dishes and make for a beautiful presentation.  However, when it comes to using banana leaves, one question that often comes up is which side to use. A Guide to Traditional Serving Etiquette The shiny, smooth side of the banana … Read more

Banana Leaves: Nature’s Gift for Health and Flavor

A lush and thriving garden with banana leaves

They’re used for many things, from cooking to wrapping food to making decorations.  But did you know that there are also some unconventional uses for banana leaves? Banana Leaves: From Fertilizer to Insect Repellent Beyond their culinary applications, banana leaves offer unconventional uses for gardening, cooking, and more. Rich in potassium, they make excellent natural fertilizers, … Read more

Why Do Bananas Get Flagged at Airport Security? (3 Banana-Scanning Facts)

Male security officer wearing protective face mask while patrolling territory of airport with police dog

It’s one of those strange occurrences that’s hard to explain; why do bananas get flagged at airport security? You would think that there wouldn’t be any issues with enjoying your favorite yellow fruit when you’re traveling. However, more often than not, bananas seem to get flagged by airport security. And this even happens when your … Read more

Would Bananas Exist Without Humans? (Here’s 3 Things You Need to Know)

Process of watering the plants in greenhouse by beautiful young brunette

I’m sure you’re not the only one to wonder, would bananas exist without humans? As much as most of us love our yellow fruit, you can’t help but speculate whether bananas are completely natural. Okay, in the modern day and age, it’s easy to see how man has taken over the production and transportation of … Read more