Banana / Plantain Flower

Banana  / Plantain Flower

Scientific Name :

Musa Sapientum

Medicinal Value :

Effective in healing menstual disorders, stomach ailments and ulcers

Nutrient Value :

Excellent source of potassium, plus vitamin’s A, C and E. it’s a good lactating agent

Culinery and Other Values :

Banana flowers are a delicacy in many Asian countries. In Philippines, banana flowers are the main ingredient in linabog or labog, a dish made with coconut milk, spices and dried fish. Banana flowers also feature in the cuisine of Laos . Eaten raw or can be made into delicious dishes. Can be added in soups, stews, salads, noodles etc.

Glossary :

  • English : Banana / Plantain Flower
  • Tamil : Vazhapoo
  • Malayalam : Vazhapoo / Kudappan
  • Telugu : Arati Puvvu
  • Kannada : Bale Motho / Balle Hoovu
  • Hindi : Kele-Ka-Phool
  • Bengali : Mocha
  • Gujarati : Kel Phool
  • Konkani : Bondi
  • Marathi : Khelphool
  • Oriya : Kadali Bhanda
  • Punjabi : Kele-Da-Phool