The banana tree is the ideal to look up to when it comes to a ‘no wastage’ policy! Almost all parts of the banana tree can be used. The most obvious is the fruit—bananas that we eat almost daily. But, other parts of the tree also offer many health benefits!
Both the South Asians and Southeast Asians use banana flowers as a vegetable. They use it either raw or steamed with dips. They also use those in soups, curries and fried foods. The flavor resembles that of artichoke. Like artichokes, both the fleshy part of the bracts and the heart are edible.
Banana flowers are called banana hearts for a reason! These flowers are pretty, but you should not dismiss them as merely decorative elements. They have a host of health benefits too!
So, find out what exactly are the benefits and advantages of consuming banana flower. And also, learn how to make the amazing curry.
Health Benefits Of Banana Flower
- Healing ulcer
- Healing anemia
- Stronger uterus
- Soothed constipation
- Regular menstruation cycle
- Better kidney work
- Lower hypertension
- Great addition for breastfeeding women and diabetics
How to Store
Fresh one should be used. It should be wrapped in transparent plastic, cover in zip lock bags and store it in a refrigerator.
How To Make Banana Flower Curry:
Take a pan and put oil, 2 tbsp. then add mustard seeds and let it sputter. Add sliced green chilies and onions and fry well. Now add the banana flower and also add salt, hing, curry leaves, coriander and turmeric too. Add water in the end and cover with lid. After some time, open this and add crushed coconut, stir well. It is ready to be eaten!