Banana flowers emerge as a large tapered cone from the center of the banana tree at the tip end of a forming bunch of bananas. They are red-orange to deep purple and consist of tightly compacted petals that house white tubular flowers within. The flower is starchy and slightly bitter, with more vegetal flavors.
Banana flowers are a good source of vitamins A and C
Papdi beans are medium in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and are long, flat, and slightly curved in shape. The pods are smooth, thick, and pale green, tapering to a point on both ends.
Papdi beans contain iron, magnesium, and calcium.