About the product
Tiny and small sized, this variety is called Yelakki in Bangalore and Eliche in Mumbai. Despite its small size, they are naturally flavored, aromatic and sweeter compared to regular bananas. Yelakki bananas are around 3- 4 inches long and contain a thinner skin and better shelf life than Robusta bananas.
Storage and uses
Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Fresh, raw yelakkis are green. They turn into golden yellow on ripening. Look for brown speckles and yellow skin to identify ripened ones.
Slice them onto pancakes, blend into smoothies or add to fruit salads. Heat brings out the bananas’ creamy sweetness. Try baking or sautéing them with butter and sugar for a delicious dessert.
One banana supplies 30 percent of the daily vitamin B6 requirement and is rich in vitamin C and potassium. It reduces appetite and promotes weight loss, while also boosting the immune system and keeping the bones strong. It is very good for pregnant women and athletes.