Health Benefits of Banana Flower

Banana Flower, also known as Banana Blossom or Banana Heart, is highly nutritious and often eaten as a vegetable and salad in some Asian countries. It is a maroon or purplish flower, that hangs at the end of banana clusters. They taste starchy and bitter. It has got various health benefits, which are described here.

Nutritional Value of Banana Flower (100 g)

  • 51 kcal
  • 1.6g Protein
  • 0.6g Fat
  • 9.9g Carb
  • 5.7g Fiber
Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium are the minerals that are found in Banana Flower.
Vitamin A, C, and E are also present in banana flower which increases its nutritional value.

Health Benefits of Banana Flower

  • Prevent the pathogenic bacterial growth, thus preventing any suspected infection.
  • Cures Ulcer
  • Cures Anemia
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Best food for diabetics
  • It is a good anti-depressant
  • Reduce Free Radical Activity
  • Anti-ageing effect
  • Provides effective function of Kidneys
  • Relieves you from constipation

Health Benefits for Women

  • Regulates Menstrual Cycle
  • A good food for lactating mother
  • Strengthens Uterus

Banana Flower Recipe 

This banana recipe is made in some parts of India and considered very healthy, especially for diabetic patients.
  • Put some oil in pan and heat it.
  • Put some mustard seeds in it till it crackles.
  • Add ½ tsp. of urad dal (split mungo bean or black gram) and channa dal (split black chickpeas) to it till it becomes brown.
  • Add 1/8 cup of cut shallots (or onion) and curry leaves
  • Add the chopped banana flowers.
  • Now add a tsp. of sambar powder, ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder and salt
  • Set the flame to low and cover the pan for few minutes.
  • Keep checking till all water get evaporated and then switch off the flame. 
  • Now the recipe is ready to be served. 
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