Banana origin from Tropical region, Pisang Berangan is one of the common breeds in Malaysia.
“Pisang Berangan – in Malay” – produced in Tenom. Fruits with starchy texture, light yellow, and a slightly dry and sweet taste. It is better known in Malaysia Chinese community in Hokkien Dialect as “Ang Bak Jio” which means “red-fleshed banana”.
Banana is mostly eaten solely as fruits. Banana can replace rice or bread as main source of carbohydrates. Normally deep fried, or blended with yogurt and milk making into a tasty milk shake, as banana cake, or served as a dessert (e.g. a Malaysia signature dish call “bubur cha cha“).
There are 2 type of Pisang Berangan in Tenom. – Grade A is the without black spot on the skin. Farmers wrap them while the fruit is still on the tree (process call bagging). – Grade B has some black spots on the skin, the fruit is not wrap. Most of the spotless banana seen on the market are bagging.
Banana is rich in Fibre, Potassium and Vitamin B6. It is among the few fruits that can be eaten easily just by peeling off the skin.
Soluble fibre can help in digestion, improve gastrointestinal function
High carbohydrate give you full feeling and zero fat can help to control weight.
High percentage of Potassium is good for the health of blood vessel and hearts
Prevent stomach ulcers
High percentage of Vitamin B6 may helps to promotes brain help and reduce symptom of depression