Our banana leaf packaging is not only our attempt at eco-packaging but also has plenty of other benefits. Traditionally, banana leaves have been used in Thai cuisine to steam or grill food, or were used as wraps for Thai desserts. Cooking and eating in a banana leaf is not only custom but also has plenty of advantages.
Polyphenols, a plant-based compound found in banana leaves is known for its antioxidant properties. Consuming the banana leaf itself is not possible as it is difficult to digest, but packaging food in banana leaves lets food absorb the polyphenols that aids in your meal being healthy and full of disease-fighting antioxidants.
This is not only because our banana leaf and food is organic. Eating in banana leaves also prevents you from indirectly consuming residue of dishwashing liquid which always remains in cutlery despite having been washed in water.
Banana leaves have a strong and unique flavour. Packing hot food in the banana leaf helps melt the waxy coating of the banana leaf releasing the unique fragrance and flavour into your food giving you a whole different sensory experience.
Using banana leaf to package food can help decrease the use of plastic and styrofoam packaging. The use of natural instead of plastic is not only beneficial for the earth but also for one’s health. Choose to go sustainable by using banana leaves instead of plastic containers!