Plantain Flower

Plantain is a relative of the banana and member of the Musa genus. The flower is made up of layer upon layer of pedals. Within each layer lies smaller flowers that eventually turn into the fruit, plantain. What’s more, the flower alone is rich in flavonoids, vitamin E, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, to name a few, and is eaten by many all over the world.  Whether a banana flower stir fry or eaten raw in salad, it can surely add an exotic element to any dish as well as some color! Read more… For me it was an opportunity to do some ‘land art’!