— LEAVES, FLOWERS, SPROUTS & CRESSES
The banana flower is also called banana blossom. It is a purple button in the shape of a teardrop and is in fact a bunch of bananas in the beginning of the growing process. The dozens of florets in the flower eventually grow into a huge bunch of bananas. The flowers taste slightly like unripe banana.
Availability banana flowers
The banana flower is a bunch of bananas in the making. The dozens of florets in the flower eventually grow into a huge bunch of bananas. Banana trees grow in tropical countries where the temperature does not fall below 10 ° C.
How to store
Keep the flowers in the refrigerator for a few days.
How to eat
Especially in Asia, the banana flower is used in vegetable dishes or salads. Not all parts of the flower are edible. The outside bracts must be removed, below the florets appear that are edible. In the center of the flower, is the heart located which is also edible. You can eat the flowers raw, fried, steamed or cooked. Raw they can be used in spicy salads, the heart is good for a curry or soup.