Banana. The favorite fruit of minions.
Remember the ‘ba-ba-ba-nana’ song? I bet if you live on earth, you must have heard it at least once. But, have you ever wondered, why they chose this fruit to sing a song about?
Let me tell you why. Banana isn’t a plain, boring, yellow colored fruit, which most of us are sure of, that it is! This fruit comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colors that you can’t even imagine.
If I tell you, that there are over 14 types of bananas which are different from each other, would you agree?
Though, all of them still have the same weird shape that makes everyone giggle.. (can’t help it). But today, no matter what, I will enlighten your brains, with all the varieties of this amazing, filling and creamy fruit that exists on this very planet-
1. Lady Finger banana
Origin- Southeast Asia, Australia.
Unlike its name, it has nothing to do with Lady’s finger. The fruit is medium in size which is fragrant in nature and the flesh is sweet and really delicious in taste.
2. Red banana
Origin- West Indies and Central America
Do you see how beautiful and rich the color is? I am in love with these bananas. Sadly, I haven’t tasted it yet. But people say that its flesh is cream to light pink in color which is soft and sweet. And that these fruits have a slight mango flavor, some have an earthy flavor.
3. Gros Michel banana
Origin- Martinique, Jamaica
These small and compact bananas are packed with some strong banana flavors. The flesh is soft and immensely rich in texture. I guess that’s why they eat a lot of banana cakes in Jamaica.
4. Blue Java banana
Origin- Southeast Asia down to Northern Australia
Thes silvery blue colored bananas have blown my mind. Even though they become yellow when they ripen, but in their unripe state, they look absolutely gorgeous. The unique thing about this banana is that it has an ice cream like consistency and flavor reminiscent of vanilla.
5. Señorita banana
These bananas are very small and stout. But don’t you get fooled by their appearance. These little beauties are known for being extraordinarily sweet. Almost like sugar.
6. Dwarf Cavendish banana
Origin- Canary Islands
Dwarf Cavendish bananas are thin skinned. But the interesting thing about the fruit is that it has a taste similar to a sweet apple. Yeah, a banana that tastes like sweet apple. I ain’t kidding.
7. Pisang Awak
Origin- Widely distributed
Even though the fruit size is small, don’t think that it isn’t flovorful. These bananas are the ones you might have eaten as it is found worldwide. So, yeah, you probably know the taste of it.
8. Rhino Horn bananas
This banana is the longest fruits among bananas. And don’t ask why is it originating from Africa? Ok, just don’t. LOL. Coming back to the fruit, it has a rich creamy flesh and tastes mildly sweet.
9. Saba banana
The taste of these bananas from the Philippines is very dependent on the ripeness of the fruit. They come distinctively in squarish and angular shapes. The flesh is white and starchy and is ideal for cooking.
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10. Latundan banana
These beautiful rich yellow colored bananas are small in size. But strangely, they have a slightly acidic, apple-like flavor to its flesh when it reaches the ripe state.
11. Grand Nain
Origin- Southeast Asia
The green colored banana which still has a greenish hue when people consume it. It has less fat content and is very healthy for breakfast purposes.
12. Goldfinger banana
Origin – Honduras, Central America
The compact and tiny fruit may be small in size but has a very rich, creamy and smooth flesh. It has a sweet taste and is used widely in the dessert.
13. Karat banana
Origin- Pacific islands, Pohnpei and the Federated States of Micronesia
I know this doesn’t even look like a banana but trust me it is. Even though it is very small in size, you will be amazed to see that it has bright orange flesh, which is very rich in β-carotene. Even stranger, when cooked, this fruit tastes like strawberries.
14. Nanjanagud banana
This is what I am talking about. Did you know this Indian origin banana is famous for its unique taste and aroma? No, right? Apparently, the fruit grows up to the size 15 to 20 cm and has the richest texture which isn’t found in any other variety of bananas.