A banana is an elongated edible fruit. It is one of the most popular fruits in the world. They contain essential nutrients that can have a protective impact on health. They may also be used to flavour muffins, cakes or breads
TYPES OF BANANA
The Cavendish banana is the typical banana found at the local grocery store or farmer’s market. They are slightly sweet and have a creamy texture. They have various stages of ripening, from green to yellow, to yellow with brown spots.
Pisang Raja bananas are popular in Indonesia. Featuring a yellow to orange color, they taste like honey-flavored custard with a smooth and creamy consistency.
As their name suggests, red bananas have a reddish-purple skin. They have light pink colored flesh and are much sweeter and softer than Cavendish bananas. They also have a slight raspberry flavor that makes them absolutely irresistible
4.Lady Finger Banana
Lady Finger bananas, also known as baby bananas, are sweeter and smaller than Cavendish bananas. They’re usually around three inches in length and feature a creamy texture and sweet flavor with notes of honey.
5.Blue Java Banana
Blue Java bananas are also known as the ice cream banana due to their sweet vanilla flavor and extreme creaminess. They feature a beautiful blue peel and a white flesh. They’re actually pretty hardy and can grow in colder regions.
Plantains are a subgroup of bananas that are referred to as cooking bananas. They have a high starch content and are typically used in savory dishes.
The Manzano Banana is sweeter than Cadvendish bananas with a hint of crunchy apple-strawberry flavor. They’re grown in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. They’re short and chubby with thin yellow skins that turn black when fully ripe.
Burro bananas have a lemony and tangy taste, which makes them one of the most unique types of bananas. They have a flatter, smaller and more square shape than Cavendish bananas.
the Barangan banana has a sweet, mild taste. The flesh is white with no seeds. It’s a popular variety and is eaten as a dessert in many regions across the tropics.
The Goldfinger banana was first grown in Honduras by a team of scientists as a pest-resistant banana. It can be cooked when green and eaten raw once fully ripe. It’s similar to the Cavendish banana, with its eventual aim to replace the more susceptible-to-disease variety.
BENEFITS OF BANANA
1. Banana contain many important nutrients.
2. Banana contain nutrients thats moderate blood sugar levels.
3. Banana may improve digestive health.
4. Banana may aid weight loss.
5. Banana may support heart health.
6. Banana contain powerful antioxidant.
7. Banana may help you feel more full.
8. Unripe banana may improve insulin sensitivity.
9. Banana may improve kidney health.
10. Banana may have benefits for exercise.
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