Friday, March 07, 2008

The banana flower ...

The banana flower (Scientific Name: Musa) kept for sale in the local vegetable market, it is the flower of the banana tree. Once open, inside you can see small flowers that would eventually turn into bananas.
These are actually used to cook some delicious Indian dishes both veg and non veg. The flavor is a little starchy and bitter, and is good to be eaten as a complement to a meal as a common side vegetable…. A good source of vitamin C and vitamin A, a fair source of calcium and iron, which help make strong bones and teeth (calcium) and help keep the blood healthy (iron)….


Unknown Sat Mar 08, 06:20:00 AM GMT+5:30  

this is lovely

J.C. Fri Mar 14, 06:09:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Our local Malay cuisine also uses banana flower. The most memorable one is banana flower salad. But I have never tried it.

J.C. of Subang Jaya Daily Photo