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and Banana Flower
However, we got ALL THE FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES THAT YOU NEED !!!
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Yaca or Jack Fruit
Enormous and prickly on the outside, jackfruit looks somewhat like durian (though jackfruit is usually even larger). Once a jackfruit is cracked open, what you will find inside are pods or "bulbs". Often referred to as the seeds, these bulbs are actually a kind of fleshy covering for the true seeds or pits, which are round and dark like chesnuts. The fleshy part (the "bulb") can be eaten as is, or cut up and cooked. When unripe (green), it is remarkably similar in texture to chicken, making jackfruit an excellent vegetarian substitute for meat. In fact, canned jackfruit (in brine) is sometimes referred to as "vegetable meat".
Jackfruit can also be purchased frozen, dried, or canned either in brine (usually unripe) or in syrup (ripe and sweet). If using fresh jackfruit, it's a good idea to oil your knife and hands first before cutting, as the fruit is very sticky.
Jackfruit contains many vitamins and minerals, and offers numerous health benefits. The fruit's isoflavones, antioxidants, and phytonutrients mean that jackfruit has cancer-fighting properties. It is also known to help cure ulcers and indigestion. For more on Jackfruit, its health benefits, or to make my Thai Jackfruit Curry Recipe (Vegetarian), see links below.
The banana flower is a large, dark purple-red blossom that grows from the end of a bunch of bananas. Its sizable bracts, or leaves, snugly enclose delicate, sweetly scented male flowers.
The female flowers, which do not require fertilization to become fruit, grow farther up the stem from the male flowers. The banana flower is treated in several Asian and tropical cuisines as a vegetable. It is known in Japan as banana no tsubomi, in Thailand as dok kluai, in Indonesia as jantung pisang, in China as shang chao fua, in Sri Lanka as kehel mal, and in India as kere kafool. These terms are variously translated as “banana blossom,” “banana heart,” due to the flower's physical resemblance to that organ, or “plantain blossom.”
Once the tougher, darker outer bracts are pulled away, the paler and more tender inner leaves are used in a number of dishes, prepared in a variety of ways. A fresh, tender banana flower may be sliced and served raw, as in Thailand, where it is often accompanied by the hot and spicy dip called nam prik. It is also served simmered in soup or fried with thin noodles.
Other Asian and Indian cuisines add the sliced banana flower to meat stews, stir-fries, soups, and rice or noodle combinations. It is also used in cold salads, with the salad mixture presented to the diner in one of the large purple-red outer bracts.
This is a Banana that is so hard to find in any grocery store in the United States.
However, We Got It !!!
This banana is unlike any banana that you will ever eat. These bananas need to be eaten when the skin goes to a dark color - that's when they are ready and probably why you don't see them on stores shelves - because they know nobody would buy black bananas. They are shipped green, then they go yellow, but are best eaten dark in color there last stage.
These bananas are starchy and sweet. They are the ones you get in the real Thai restaurants served as fried bananas. One of the best bananas I've ever eaten, and I'm sure you ll agree. Also known as the Namwa banana. All Seasons Produce are shippers of rare tropical fruits. Many items you may have never heard of, and that is what makes them so exciting. Most have been brought from South and central America, an this case, Mexico.
Although well known in those areas very few know of them here in the United States. There are only a few areas in the United states these are grown and The Redland which is a 100 year plus historic agricultural growing region is one.
Go 'Bananas' and stay healthy !!!