What to look for
Look for bananas that are bright in color, full and plump, avoiding those with bruises.
Cavendish bananas are available year-round.
They will keep for a couple of weeks when stored in a cool and dry place.
Bananas are well known for their potassium content, but they also offer a healthy boost of vitamin B, vitamin C, fiber, and magnesium. They contain three natural sources of sugar – sucrose, fructose, and glucose – and are denser in calories than most other fruits, making them an extremely efficient and sustainable source of energy.
Ways to Eat
Cavendish bananas are most commonly eaten fresh, though they can also be dried or cooked. Simply peel and enjoy, or use fresh in smoothies and atop cereal or granola. They can be baked in muffins and banana bread, or used to make ice cream, puddings, and more. They pair well with berries and other tropical fruits like pineapple, guava and mango, as well as flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla. As tropical fruits, bananas don’t care for the cold of a refrigerator, so store them at room temperature where they’ll continue to ripen gradually.
*Brand will vary depending on availability