Banana blossoms are already part of the normal cuisine in Southeast Asia, and if you happen to see a banana blossom — or banana heart, as they’re also known — in your local Asian grocery store, be sure to scoop it up! They can be eaten raw or cooked, and they taste artichoke leaves. Try them in a salad or in a curry.
The banana plant inflorescence - before the banana turns into an actual banana, it actually is a flower. This flower, called a banana heart or inflorescence, is edible as well. It’s used in Indian cuisine as a vegetable, served steamed with dips and cooked in soups, fried foods, and curries. The heart is fleshy, and its flavor has been likened to an artichoke.