Health Benefits of Eating Banana flower

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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 like banana flower also offer many health benefits!

Both the South Asians and Southeast Asians use banana flower 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.

Nutritional Value Of Banana Flower:

As per the African Journal of Biotechnology, 100g of banana flower offers the below mentioned nutrition:

  • 51 kcal
  • 1.6g of Protein
  • 0.6g of Fat
  • 9.9g Carb
  • 5.7fgof Fiber
  • 56mg of Calcium
  • 73.3mg of Phosphorous
  • 56.4mg of Iron
  • 13mg of Copper
  • 553.3 mg of Potassium
  • 48.7mg of Magnesium
  • 1.07mg of Vitamin E

Advantages of eating Banana flower

  • Regulates menstrual cycle
  • It is the best food for lactating mothers and diabetes patients
  • Cures Anemia
  • Provides effective function of kidneys
  • Relieves you from constipation
  • Cures Ulcer
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Strengthens uterus

Also check out this video for how to clean and prepare Banana flower salad.

In addition we got you another recipe how to prepare a healthy dish with banana flower

Step 1: Take a pan and add in 2 table spoon of oil images

Step 2: Add in mustard seeds and wait until it sputters

Step 3: Now add in Chopped onion & green chilies, sauté them well

Step 4: Next include the chopped banana flower (drain well) in the pan

Step 5: Add salt, turmeric, Hing, curry leaves and Daniya/corriander powder (To taste)

Step 6: Splash a little water into the pan and cover it with a lid, wait until it is cooked

Step 7: After the dish is almost ready, put in the grated coconut and stir well

Step 8: The dish is now ready !

Enjoy!