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Scientific Binomial Name: Malus domestica

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Eat fresh, baked, or add to fruit salads or desserts.

Selection

Also called the Chunky Banana, the Burro banana looks like a regular banana but is shorter and more square shaped. When ripe, the skin of the burro banana is yellow with black spots. The flesh is creamy white or yellow and the fruit will be soft with some

Avoid

Avoid bananas with soft spots, black or moldy stems. Gray-yellow or dull yellow bananas are an indicator of improper temperature handling and will probably not develop full flavor.

Storage

The ideal storage temparature for bananas is between 60 to 65 degrees to hold them at their existing stage of ripeness. Temperatures above 69 degress will speed ripening.

Ripening

To ripen green bananas, put them into a plastic bag, seal it and place the bag in a warm place like on top of your refrigerator. This will cause the bananas to heat up which speeds the ripening process.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Burro Banana is Low Fat and Sodium-free. It's also a good source of fiber and potassium, and a great source of vitamin C & B6, Cholesterol-free.

  • Tips & Trivia
  • To ripen green bananas, put them into a plastic bag, seal it and place the bag in a warm place like on top of your refrigerator. This will cause the bananas to heat up which speeds the ripening process. You can also put other green fruit like peaches and

    You can freeze bananas! Just peel and store in plastic bags up to 6 months. They are generally only good for smoothies and baking once frozen. Thaw and drain frozen extra-ripe bananas and use in baked goods... or slice frozen into blender drinks. Have for

    Sauté green-tipped bananas until brown in just enough margarine or cooking spray to coat. Serve as a side dish or "starch" with chicken, pork or even fish.

    Bananas don't grow on trees, as is commonly believed. They grow on compacted, water-filled leaf stalks that grow up to 25 feet high. They are the world's largest herb.

    As the green color of bananas turns to yellow, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar.

    Alexander the Great is credited with discovering bananas in his conquest of India in 327 B.C.

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