The banana heart, most commonly known as “puso ng saging,” has lots of benefits for our own health. This is the teardrop-shaped, purple flower-like thing that is found at the end of the banana fruit cluster.
According to Veggies Info, it is widely used in South Asian and in Southeast Asian cuisines. The source cited that its taste will remind you of an artichoke.
In addition, a banana heart can be eaten either raw or steamed. It is used with dips or cooked in soups, curries, and fried foods. A well-cooked banana heart should reveal a “subtle creamy flavor.”
Read and Digest cited that there are eight healthy benefits a banana heart can do to our body. Here are some of them:
1. It strengthens the uterus
For females, this is especially helpful. According to Health Benefits Times, you need to mix the banana heart with small peppercorns and cumin seeds. Boil them in water. Then add ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt.
2. It can reduce your hypertension
According to Huffington Post, daily consumption of the banana can lead you to lower your blood pressure — which would definitely decrease your chances of getting hypertension!
3. It can treat anemia
India Times reported that a banana heart can prevent the condition of anemia because of its high iron content.
The source noted: “Due to their rich iron content, banana flowers can increase the levels of haemoglobin in the body and prevent anaemia [sic].”
4. You may be relieved from constipation
According to Lifehack, eating a banana heart can improve your digestion. In turn, this will lead you to relieve your constipation — if you have one. A banana heart has soluble and insoluble fiber, with the latter one aiding in digestion.
5. It can improve your kidneys
Livestrong reported that bananas are rich in potassium — which is helpful if you want to reduce your risk of having kidney stones.
6. It can cure you of ulcer
According to Organic Facts, bananas contain protease inhibitors, which eliminates the bacteria linked to the development of stomach ulcers. It also suppresses the acid secretion in that area.
7. It may regulate your menstrual cycle
The Hearty Soul cited that banana hearts can control your menstrual cycle and reduce the excessive bleeding you feel, particularly in your period-heavy days (read: first few days of your menstruation).
8. It can help you in your diabetes
Vegeta Fruit can help you treat your diabetes because a banana heart can lower your blood sugar levels when it is boiled and eaten on its own.
Here’s how you can concoct a drink to get the benefits aforementioned:
- Leave two tablespoons of oil and a few mustard seeds in a pan.
- Slice onions and green chilis.
- Fry them and add the banana heart.
- In your mixture, add turmeric, curry leaves, salt, coriander, hing, and water.
- Cover this and leave it in the oven.
- After some time, add some crushed coconut. Stir well.
It is to be noted that the drink is not medically tested to actually cure the conditions listed above. However, consuming the drink with the banana heart might greatly benefit you in the long run.
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