Banana pith

Banana pith or banana stem, is a vegetable harvested from the starchy inner core of banana pseudostems. It is used similarly to heart of palms in the cuisines of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indochina, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and southern India.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Padam, Birdie Scott; Tin, Hoe Seng; Chye, Fook Yee; Abdullah, Mohd Ismail (December 2014). "Banana by-products: an under-utilized renewable food biomass with great potential". Journal of Food Science and Technology. 51 (12): 3527–3545. doi:10.1007/s13197-012-0861-2. PMC 4252442. PMID 25477622.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Jean (2009). "Bananas and People in the Homeland of Genus Musa: Not just pretty fruit". Ethnobotany Research & Applications. 7: 179–197. doi:10.17348/era.7.0.179-197. hdl:10125/12514.
  3. ^ Khoo, Hedy (2 November 2017). "Stir-fry banana stems for a delightful crunch". The Straits Times. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  4. ^ Robert, Claudia Saw Lwin; Pe, Win; Hutton, Wendy (2014-02-04). The Food of Myanmar: Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Golden Pagodas. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4629-1368-8.