Wonderfully versatile, this delicious golden curvy fruit can be eaten on its own or added to many types of recipes. High in potassium and sodium, bananas make a great nutritious snack. Bananas are not widely grown in New Zealand, so we import top quality Cavendish bananas.
Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits worldwide. Bananas have a sweet and creamy taste with a soft and smooth texture when fully ripe. Unripe bananas can be starchy and less sweet, while overripe bananas can become mushy and have a stronger flavour.
Nutritional Information: Bananas are a good source of essential nutrients. They are rich in potassium, vitamin C, B6, dietary fibre, and antioxidants. Bananas are also low in calories and fat. Potassium in bananas helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels, while dietary fibre supports digestion. The vitamin C and antioxidants in bananas contribute to overall immune function and may have other health benefits.
Usage Ideas: Bananas can be enjoyed in various ways. They are frequently eaten fresh as a snack or added to smoothies, cereals, and desserts. They can also be used in baking, such as banana bread and muffins.
Availability & Storage: Bananas are typically imported and available year-round.
To store, it's best to store bananas at room temperature. However, if you want to slow down the ripening process, you can place them in the refrigerator. The skin may darken, but the fruit inside will stay fresh for longer. You can speed up the ripening process by placing them in a warm position or in a paper bag.