Banana tree heart: What it is and benefits

 Banana tree heart: What it is and benefits

Lena Fisher

O banana heart is a little known, but highly nutritious food. Considered a PANC (Planta Edible Non-Conventional), it can be used in many recipes. plants, vegetables, tubers, and flowers that have some edible part Also called banana flower, banana heart, and banana navel, this part is lower than the banana stalk, that is, the edible stem at the end of the banana bunch. Among its properties, its richness in fiber is what most draws attention, but it also contains large amounts of protein and minerals.

Benefits of Banana Hearts

Prevents constipation

Rich in fiber, the banana heart greatly helps intestinal function. In this sense, when the diet is low in fiber, one of the effects is constipation, which causes everything from bloating to abdominal pain.

Strengthens immunity

Besides fiber, antioxidants are also part of its composition, especially flavonoids. Thus, besides fighting inflammation in the body, relieving skin aging, preventing acne, wrinkles, and expression lines, antioxidants also strengthen the immune system.

Prevents osteoporosis and anemia

The banana heart is also rich in minerals, especially calcium and iron, so it is a very beneficial food for bone and blood health. anemia (iron deficiency in the blood).

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Relieves symptoms of stress and anxiety

Magnesium is another mineral present in the composition of this plant, and among its health benefits, it helps regulate (and improve) mood, especially by relieving typical symptoms of anxiety and stress.

Read more: 8 foods that help fight anxiety

How to consume the banana heart

  • Pies;
  • Also, quiches;
  • Pastries;
  • Finally, vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.