The banana flower is rich in nutrients, including fiber, antioxidants, and numerous minerals. Emerging research indicates that it may aid digestive health, prevent prostate enlargement, support bone health, and help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. According to Ayurveda, eating a cup of cooked banana flowers with curd can increase progesterone levels in the body and prevent excessive menstrual bleeding. Banana flowers are also believed to help women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Banana flowers can be used in soups or sliced and added to stir-fries. Banana flowers, like greens or any other delicate produce, will cook quickly and lose quite a bit of volume in the process. You can also steam them, peel them apart like artichokes, and serve them with dips.