Saba, Carnaba or Sarabya as they are called in Philippine various dialects but referring to just one of the same banana variety, is one of more than 80 cultivars in the Philippines which is the main source of banana chips. It is also considered by some people as staple food aside from rice and corn.
A study conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), showed that fruits’ slow glucose release when taken in, helped keep its sugar from affecting the sugar level of a person.
Enset is a banana plant that is quite different from the fruit bearing banana that each one of us is familiar with. It bears no fruit but nevertheless yields abundant source of food. It has been a staple crop in Ethiopia.