CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) at Pappanamcode in Kerala developed banana grit from raw Nendran bananas.
About Banana Grit:
Banana Grit can improve gut health and is an ideal ingredient in a healthy diet. Banana Grit concept was introduced to utilise the presence of resistant starch in bananas.
Starch is manufactured in the green leaves of plants from excess glucose produced during photosynthesis and serves the plant as a reserve food supply. starch from plants is broken down into its constituent sugar molecules, which then supply energy to the tissues.
Nendran Banana or famously known as Changalikodan is a banana variety originated and cultivated in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala state of India. Changalikodan, now are cultivated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river. Changalikodan got Geographical indication (GI) Tag registration from the Geographical Indications(GI) Registry, Chennai.
About Geographical indication (GI)
Geographical indication (GI) Tag is a name or sign used on products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). The use of a geographical indication, as an indication of the product's source, acts as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a good reputation due to its geographical origin.
At the International level: Geographical indication (GI) covered Under
Sources : The Hindu