Banana blossom, also known as banana heart, is a unique and versatile ingredient. Found at the end of a banana cluster, this large, purple-skinned blossom consists of tightly packed, tender leaves with a delicate, slightly artichoke-like taste.
It is used in salads, curries, and stir-fries. To prepare it for cooking, the tough outer layers are removed, and the inner tender leaves are soaked in water to prevent discolouration.
Canned banana blossom