Asked in Bananas and Plantains
What is the most popular type of banana?
July 09, 2011 3:51PM
Well first off it depends on where you are from, but in The US there are 6 most popular types.
These are the six most popular types of bananas that we often eat and their health benefits.
Banana is the world's favorite fruit, and banana plant is not a tree. It is the world's biggest herb. Bananas contain three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Banana gives an instant and sustainable boost of energy. They are a good source of potassium, fiber, 110 calories each, approximately 6 vitamins, and 11 minerals. Bananas have many health benefits. Below are the six types of bananas that we often eat.
The Plantain banana is starchy and lower in sugar. It has to be cooked before serving since it's unsuited to eat it raw. Plantains are native of India, and grow mostly in tropical climates. Sometimes, it is preferred to potatoes or pasta in the Caribbean. Plantain usually has green color, when ripe, it is almost black. The flesh is creamy and yellowish or lightly pink.
Pick full-yellow bananas for salads or snacking. Use those with spots on the peel for baking, smoothies or recipes that call for mashed bananas. Avoid bananas with a gray tint or dull skin.
As with all bananas, it is best to purchase while still a bit green. Bananas are nutritious and convenient to eat. They are cheap and always available. If you want to preserve bananas, put them in the refrigerator only after they reach desired ripeness. They can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. The color of skin will be darkened, but the flesh remains its flavor.