Thursday, July 15, 2010
Red bananas are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color. They are also softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, with a slight raspberry-banana flavor. Many red bananas are imported from producers in Asia and South America. They are a favorite in Central America but are sold throughout the world.
In looking for other pictures of red bananas on the internet, most of the ones I have found show a darker, earthier red than these. More like this banana variety from Stokes Nursery in the States.
Have any of you readers seen the red bananas in your market? Tasted them?
I promise that the next time I see them, I'll buy and be a taste tester.