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Product IDV045
Thai NameHUA-PLEE (หัวปลี)
Common nameMALE BANANA FLOWER OR BANANA BLOSSOM
Scientific NameMUSA SPP.
Season availabilityAround year
ShapeAs part of the banana flower. This spread of banana bract with many hidden inside. The combination is called the comb, it will grow loose sheath banana comb out comb and so many that the group collect
Nutrition remarkWeight 100 g banana blossom is 26 kilo calories calories, 37 mg phosphorus, 52 mg calcium 1.0 mg iron, vitamin A 283 IU Vitamin B1 0.04 mg vitamin B2, niacin, 0.03 mg and 0.4 mg of vitamin C 12 mg.
Preparation and eatingALSO CALLED BANANA FLOWERS AND BANANA BLOSSOMS. THESE ARE IN FACT THE TENDER HEARTS OF UNOPENED BANANA FLOWER . WHICH HAVE
BEEN STRIPPED OF THEIR PURPLE PETALS THEY ARE AVAILABLE FRESH IN SOME ASIAN MARKETS AND ALSO CANNED OR DRIED . FRESH BANANA BUDS
DISCOLOUR RAPIDLY ONCE THEY ARE SLICED OR SHREDDED SO SHOULD BE
BRUSHED WITH LEMON JUICE TO PREVENT THIS , BANANA BUDS ARE USED IN NORTHEM THAILAND TO MAKE A TASTY ,SQUASH SOUP. THEY ARE ALSO A POPULAR SALAD INGREDIENT,TASTING RATHER LIKE ARTICHEKES.