Just May Have to Try a Red Banana
June 26, 2018 2:18pm CST
I do not believe I have ever eaten a red banana. The red banana has a reddish-purple skin, and its botanical name is "red dacca." I have always eaten the yellow Canvandish bananas that are so plentiful in grocery stores. After peeling a red banana, you will see that the flesh of the red banana is either a cream color or a light-pink color. Some red-banana flesh has a rather light-orange color. The flesh of red bananas is softer and sweeter than yellow bananas. Depending upon where a red banana is grown, a red-banana's flesh may taste a bit like raspberry, mango, or meringue. If you are searching for red bananas, it is helpful to know that red bananas are called either Red Cuban, Cavandish banana "Cuban Red," Red Spanish, Lal kela, red banana, Claret banana, red Cavendish banana, Jamaican red banana, or Colorado. Red bananas are smaller and plumper than the yellow Cavandish bananas, and they cost a bit more too. Red bananas are nutritious bananas. Red bananas have more Vitamin C and beta carotene than common yellow bananas. Exporters of red bananas include Asia, United Arab Emirates, East Africa, Australia, and Central America. Whole Foods Market sells red bananas in my area. An online search will assist a shopper in finding stores that sell red bananas close to home. Ripe red bananas can be eaten raw, however, red bananas are also added to desserts and fruit salads. Toasted, fried, and baked red bananas are tasty too.
Current Facts Depending on its growing region, these strange looking bananas have several names like Colorado, Lal kela, red bananas, the Red Spanish, and Re...
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Wow! That is a nice piece information! I have never seen red bananas. Since you said that they are known as Lal kele, that means they are grown in India. I will check about their availability in local market! Thanks a lot for the interesting information provided here!
• United States
It is a creamy taste. Depending upon the country in which it was grown, the taste may be a light raspberry, mango, or meringue. We have a store near here that sells them, but I never frequent that store due to its high prices. I think I will buy one or two just to see how they taste.
• Midland, Michigan
We sell those along with several other types too. Have you tried any yourself, Deb? I think they are drier and a bit less sweet. I've never heard that they could have other flavors. I think they may be sold by the pounds and it's so one could get one or two to try out first. But, at present, I'll pass.
• United States
@ridingbet They are. I found this information: "Despite being smaller than their yellow counterpart, red bananas excel in every other area. They contain approximately 110 calories and are packed with fiber, potassium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. ... With more flavour, and nutritional value, you'd be bananas not to give red bananas a try."