Banana is a delicious fruit that can be eaten any time of the day and it has numerous health benefits. But few people know you can also eat the banana flower.
Next time you think of throwing away those flowers, pause for a moment and think about these great benefits of banana flower.
Banana flowers are rich in dietary fiber, just like most vegetables. Eating them thus makes digestion easier and prevents constipation.
Furthermore, several studies have found that the banana flower has the ability to heal infections and hinder bacterial growth. This is because banana flowers have ethanol extracts that speed up the body's recovery after an infection. Pulselive.co.ke reports that still more studies show that banana flowers help in preventing the growth of Plasmodium, a malaria-causing parasite.
Stress is part of many people's day-to-day lives and at times we can’t do much about it. Eating foods rich in magnesium, like banana flowers, can definitively make you feel better at such times.