For the people of Yogyakarta, banana weevil is no longer thrown away. Because the banana weevil proved to have economic value that can be processed into tasty and fiber-rich snack. Do not believe it?
Banana chips would have been ordinary, but what about the banana weevil chips? During the banana trees have been used ranging from bananas, banana heart, until the banana leaf. But the banana weevil themselves just ends up as waste dumped alias.
Actually chips made from banana weevil has long developed by cottage industries especially in Bantul, Yogyakarta. Even the chips have been sold in packs because it is quite preferred by consumers.
Hump that is typically used is the part that is under the ground up to root. Sections were cleared to obtain parts in white hump. Then do the cutting and soaking to remove the sap, then sliced thinly and seasoned.
But not all kinds of delicious banana weevil to make chips. Several types of banana weevil used is derived from kepok bananas, plantains, and bananas khlutuk. These chips merits texture feels crisp and not bitter. Moreover, the banana weevil believed to contain fiber that can facilitate digestion.
Chips banana weevil is offered in the form of chips is ready for consumption or in dried form only and not fried. The chips that are fried to be more like little crackers shaped with a width slightly brownish color. While that sold dried (raw) and have dark brown fried first.