If you have a south Indian friend or neighbour, you must have at least once eaten a meal on a banana leaf at their place.

People began eating banana leaves because they were large, thick, and inexhaustible in nature.

The leaves are rich in anti-oxidants which help in preventing many diseases and ageing as well. 

The wax coating on the leaves give a very earthy taste to the food. 

They have anti-bacterial properties that help in aiding digestion. 

You can also steam your food by wrapping it in these leaves and enjoy an extra flavour being added to your dish. 

Banana leaves are large and can be cut into the size you need it. 

Because of its waxy exterior, dust does not stick to it, making it the most hygienic option.

So why not switch to eating on banana leaves?