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The deep purplish-crimson-colored BANANA BLOSSOM is used as a vegetable from Sri Lanka to Laos. The flower is borne at the end of the stem. Long, slender, sterile male flowers with a faint sweet fragrance are lined up in tidy rows and protected by large reddish bracts. Higher up the stem are groups of female flowers which develop into fruit without fertilization. In Thailand, slices of tender banana blossom are eaten raw with the pungent dip known as nam prik, or with fried noodles, or simmered in a hot sour soup with chicken, galanga and coconut milk. In the Philippines, banana blossom is added to the famous kari-kari, a rich beef stew. "Banana blossom" or "banana heart" are the favored names in the Philippines amd "banana heart' in Indonesia purely because its color and shape suggest a heart. In Sri Lanka, it is simply "plantain flower". In Australia it is known as "banana bell".
Pack: 35 lb wire-bound
Ship: Truck or Airfreight
Notice: 1 week
(Last Updated: 2/5/2003 3:39:26 PM PST)