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Poorna Market, Vizag.
Not far form the shop in that sells the fierce red chillies is this corner outlet draped in cool and fresh banana (and other) leaves.
Banana leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative. They are used for cooking, wrapping and food serving in a wide range of cuisines of tropical and subtropical areas. Banana leaves are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional home building in the tropical areas, roofs and fences are made of thatched dry banana leaves.
Banana and palm leaves were historically the primary writing surface in many nations of South and Southeast Asia.
Banana leaves used in cuisine are generally large, flexible, and waterproof. When cooking food with or serving or wrapping food with banana leaves, they may confer an aroma to the food. Steaming with banana leaves imparts a subtle, sweet flavour to the dish.

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  • Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 1 N: 439] (3025)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-06
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.2, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-10 12:25
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