Frugivore Banana Flower
Banana flower, also known as banana blossom, is a tear-shaped maroon or purplish flower hanging at the end of banana clusters grows on the end of the stem holding a cluster of bananas. The edible flower has a unique and excellent taste.
Banana flowers are a good source of vitamins A and C. To prepare the tender interior portion of the banana flower, simply peel away the dark outer husk. The younger blossoms are sweet and tender and may simply be sliced and eaten raw in salads. More mature blossoms are larger and best sautéed in a stir fry or simmered in a soup. Like artichokes and apples, banana flowers oxidize quickly when cut open and exposed to air.