We have bananas in the garden again. One banana tree gave us fruit in January, as reported here and here. A second tree is now holding green bananas and a banana flower. This is how they looked on Wednesday.
These bananas look smaller than January’s crop.
For the first time in my life, I have paid attention to the banana flower.
Banana flowers are edible – here are some on sale in Bangalore’s Hypercity supermarket.
They cost 20 rupees per kilo. At least they did two months ago. I took this photo before our own banana flower appeared, and food prices have been rising in India.
P.S. For anyone interested in ladybirds, I updated my post “Is there any country that doesn’t have ladybirds” this week, after spotting something spotty in the garden.
7 thoughts on “Banana Flowers”
I didn’t know you could eat banana flowers! Do you have to cook them?
Yes I’ve read some complicated recipes for dismantling and chopping and cooking them. If I do try, I will blog the results!
Oh boy, if you could be bothered, you’d be a total hero 🙂
So, did you ever master a bana flower recipe? We have bananas here in Sicily too, but they don’t ripen fully unless you wrap them up in a kind of winter anorak made from black bin liners and fleece. My husband did it once and cannot be bothered to do it again!
So, eating the flowers weems like a satiusfying way to make use of them…