Bananas are probably the most popular fruit in the world, but did you know that other parts of the banana tree are also beneficial? You probably know nothing about the banana flower. Besides being pleasant to look at, the banana flower has a rich nutritional profile and numerous health benefits as well. People from the tropical region have been using the flowers to reduce pain and to treat other diseases and conditions for a long time.
Here are the main health benefits of banana flowers:
- Treat anemia due to the rich iron content;
- Strengthen the uterus channel;
- Regulate your blood pressure;
- Treat ulcers;
- Regulate the menstrual cycle;
- Relieve constipation;
- Improve the function of the kidneys;
- Regulate your blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes.
Although beneficial, due to their bitter taste, banana flowers shouldn’t be consumed raw.
Here’s how to prepare a nice meal out of them:
Add a handful of mustard seeds and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, then add onions, green chili peppers and fry everything together. Add the banana flowers in the end, then add some curry, coriander, salt, water and turmeric. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat for a while. When everything’s nicely combined, add a few pieces of crushed coconut and stir well, then serve this delicious banana flower dish and enjoy.