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.
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
Step 1: Take a pan and add in 2 table spoon of oilimages
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 to devour!