Banana flowers neglected delicacy

Banana flowers are edible and delicious but rarely seen in recipes. When banana growers cut the flower, no new banana will appear on the tree. All the energy is directed to the existing bananas and the bunches are getting bigger.Banana flower on the marketThe banana flower is regularly eaten in South East Asia. In West Papua, you can buy a few banana flowers at any vegetable market. Sometimes it is pre-cut in a portion for 4 people, to cook as a vegetable. It is used as a vegetable, even though it is the flower of the banana tree.Nutritional power of banana flour

Banana flowers are not eaten in all countries. In South America, this delicacy is simply left on the side of the road, considered as animal feed. This delicacy, however, is not only healthy for animals. It is a bit strange to give the most delicious and healthy vegetables to animals.


Brazilian research into banana flower

Brazilian researchers conclude in a study on banana flowers as food, that bananas flower have good nutritional value. It delivers high nutritional power when the banana flower is dried to flour. Further reports show that banana flour

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Interviews with banana flower salesman in New Guinea

Effects of oral administration of banana flower
Brazilian research about the nutritional use of banana flower.
aop8012 pisang kepok musa acuminata.pdf (730.19KB)
Effects of oral administration of banana flower
Brazilian research about the nutritional use of banana flower.
aop8012 pisang kepok musa acuminata.pdf (730.19KB)