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Banana Blossom Patty

Because it’s the Season of Lent, I abstain from eating meat (chicken, pork and beef) during Fridays.  I love meat.  I can eat meat every single day of my life; although I know it’s not good for the health.  Today, I had Banana Blossom Patty.  Banana blossom is “puso ng saging” as what Filipinos call it.  I actually don’t like banana blossom until now.  It is commonly cooked with coconut pulp’s juice (I think).  It’s called “ginataang puso ng saging” in Philippines.  This is a very simple recipe.

Banana Blossom Patty

1 big banana blossom
chopped carrots
minced garlic
minced onion

Remove the red thick matured bracts of the blossom until the yellow young ones and core.  Wash thoroughly and shake of the excess water.  Chop the core finely then add salt, carrots, onion and garlic.  Mix thoroughly in a bowl.  Beat eggs well.  Dissolve the cornstarch into the beaten eggs.  Combine it with the prepared mixture in the bowl.  Shape into patties then fry in a pan.


Here are few benefits of Banana blossom:

  • Has dietary fibers, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids, and rich in vitamin E and flavonoids
  • Extracts heal wounds and prevent infections
  • may reduce the blood sugar levels
  • stabilizes the free radicals formed that can lead to several chronic conditions including cancer and heart disease
  • reduces menstrual bleeding associated with menorrhagia

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