|Banana flower (Musa acuminata (Colla.) Musaceae
is sliced and fried as food in the West
Indies. When overripe they are a mild laxative.
A cooked whole banana, fruit and skin, is boiled then eaten to settle stomach infections and diarrhea. CAUTION: Bananas are often sprayed with pesticides and fungicides. (More) (Banana as an edible flower)
|Organic bananas require extra care. Right photo: bananas are covered with an insect and bird proof bag. The fruit is high in vitamin C, B6, folic acid, potassium, riboflavin and magnesium.|
|A wagon load of plantains outside a market in the Dominican Republic. Whole cooked plantains are used to resolve digestive problems, gastritis, diarrhea, ulcers. More about plantains and bananas.|